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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Botchanby Soseki Natsume

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.95

    A modern classic in Japan on par with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or The Catcher in the Rye, Botchan is a very popular Japanese novel and still widely read decades after its first publication. Botchen , a timeless Japanese novel written by Japan's most beloved novelist, Soseki Natsume, is now available in a revised edition featuring a... more...

  • Geisha in Rivalryby Kafu Nagai; Kurt Meissner; Ralph Friedrich

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    Geisha in Rivalry , first published as Udekurabe in 1918, has a secure place among Kafu Nagai's masterpieces. Set against the backdrop of Tokyo's Shimbashi geisha district, a company of vivid characters play out their drama of illicit love, shady intrigue, and unrelenting rivalry. In the forefront are the geisha: some powerful and spiteful like... more...

  • Counterfeiter and Other Storiesby Yasushi Inoue

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 3.95

    "These three stories illustrate Inoue's versatility, his mastery of detail and his control of narrative structure. Inoue presents the tale as mystery and solution, the tale as psychoanalytic exploration, the tale as emblematic social history." Arizona Quarterly In The Counterfeiter , a writer is commissioned to write the biography of a famous... more...

  • The Ten Foot Square Hut and Tales of the Heikeby A.L. Sadler

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Readers of medieval Japanese literature have long been captivated by its romance and philosophy. In this volume, two acclaimed thirteenth-century classics, The Ten Foot Square Hut and Tales of the Heike , are presented in translation. The Ten Foot Square Hut (the Hojoki ) takes its title from a four and half mat sized Tearoom, the size of the... 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, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, has lived under house arrest since 1989. Nonetheless, despite her incarceration, Burma's 'woman of destiny' has steadfastly refused to renounce her non-violent opposition of the country oppressive military junta. She is one... more...

  • Distant Thunderby Wahei Tatematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 6.95

    **Winner of the Noma Prize for New Writers** Set in rural Japan as the height of the bubble economy, Distant Thunder tells of a farming village gradually effaced by urbanization, corruption, and greed. After Matsuzo Wada has sold off the family's land and left his wife for another woman, his son Mitsuo is determined to support himself and his... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 1997; US$ 6.95

    These classic Japanese short stories are masterfully translated and a joy to read. 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... more...

  • The Hunting Gunby Yasushi Inoue; Sanford Goldstein

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 3.95

    The Hunting Gun , set in the period immediately after the Second World War, is the story of a tragic love affair and its psychological impact?not only on the lovers themselves but on all those close to them. The narrative is related from three points of view: Saiko, the guilt-ridden mistress; Shoko, her pathetic, disillusioned daughter; and Midori,... more...