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  • Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imaginationby Edogawa Rampo; James B. Harris

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    This collection of mystery and horror stories is regarded as Japan's answer to Edgar Allan Poe. Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination , the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with the quick tempo of the West but rich with the fantasy of the East. These nine bloodcurdling, chilling tales present a genre of literature... more...

  • Rashomon and Other Storiesby Ryunosuke Akutagawa

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    "Clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior in the extremities of poverty, stupidity, greed, vanity? Story-telling of an unconventional sort, with most of the substance beneath the shining, enameled surface."? The New York Times Book Review This collection of six short stories, most of which have never been translated before, includes "In a Grove",... more...

  • Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    This collection of Japanese supernatural stories is a classic work in the field of Japanese horror. Known primarily as an early interpreter of Japanese culture and customs, the famous writer Lafcadio Hearn also wrote ghost stories?"delicate, transparent, ghostly sketches"?about his adopted land. Many of the stories found in Kwaidan , "stories... more...

  • In Ghostly Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Japanese have two kinds of ghosts in their folklore?the spirits of the dead, and the spirits of the living. This classic of Japanese literature invites you to take your choice, if you dare. In Ghostly Japan collects twelve ghostly stories from Lafcadio Hearn, deathless images of ghosts and goblins, touches of folklore and superstition, salted... more...

  • Freedom from Fearby Aung San Suu Kyi; Michael Aris; Vaclav Havel; Desmond M. Tutu

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    ?Aung San Suu Kyi?s extraordinary achievement has been to confront the regime peacefully, reasonably, and persuasively?[in] one of the most laudable continuing acts of political courage.? ?Such is the depth of passion and learning that she brings to her writings about national identity and its links with culture and language that she has attracted... more...

  • Lotus & Other Tales of Medieval Japanby Takeshi Umehara; Paul McCarthy

    Tuttle Publishing 1997; US$ 16.95

    The medieval period in Japan, spanning the years from about 1200 to 1600, was a time of rapid cultural development that saw the emergence and refinement of many new art forms. One of these was the religious folk tale, or setsuwa, many collections of which were compiled during this time. Unlike the rarified court poems and accounts of aristocratic... more...

  • Pagoda, Skull & Samuraiby Koda Rohan; Chieko Irie Mulhern

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    Rohan Koda (1867-1947) a graduate of the Kyoto Imperial University, enjoyed a six-decade literary career. more...

  • The Togakushi Legend Murdersby Yasuo Uchida; David J. Selis

    Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 17.95

    When the body of one of Nagano Prefecture's most prominent businessmen is found propped against a tree on Poison Plain, home of the legendary Demoness Maple, Inspector Takemura finds himself searching for the killer with the help and hindrance of an esteemed Tokyo professor and a beautiful university student. As the bodies begin to multiply in the... more...

  • Twenty-Four Eyesby Sakae Tsuboi; Akira Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 2007; US$ 16.95

    Twenty-Four Eyes tracks the growth of twelve innocent children from childhood to adulthood through their relationship with a young school teacher. The naiveté of youth and the harsh reality of war-torn Japan clash in this honest coming-of-age story. more...

  • The Flower Matby Shugoro Yamamoto; Mihoko Inoue; Eileen B. Hennessy

    Tuttle Publishing 2006; US$ 14.95

    Set in eighteenth-century Japan, The Flower Mat unravels the story of a young bride born into a traditional family, groomed in the virtues of ideal womanhood, and finally tempered in tragedy brought about by political intrigue. Readers everywhere will find this a solid account of personal development and responsibility in the life of one Japanese... more...