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  • I Am a Catby Natsume Soseki; Aiko Ito; Graeme Wilson

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    "A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..." ? The New Yorker Written over the course of 1904-1906, Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat , satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class... more...

  • In the Buddha's Wordsby Bodhi; Dalai Lama

    Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 18.95

    This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters,... 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...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • Kottoby Lafcadio Hearn; Genjiro Yeto

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 4.95

    This classic collection of Japanese ghost and folk stories is of enormous importance to the field of Japanese studies. Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs, excite the curiosity and imagination of a master spinner of tales, and the result is Kotto, another Lafcadio Hearn classic about old Japan. Here Hearn spins tales from old Japanese books to... more...

  • The Legends and Myths of Hawaiiby King David Kalakaua

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    The Legends and Myths of Hawaii is not all mythology. It is rich in historical narrative. King Kalakaua relates the stories of certain great events with such verve that one can readily imagine he was an eyewitness. No doubt he had heard the same tales from the sons and daughters of those who had been present on occasions such as the death of Captain... 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...

  • Mahamudra and Related Instructionsby Peter Alan Roberts; Thrangu

    Wisdom Publications 2010; US$ 59.95

    The Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the eleventh century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and its seminal meditative traditions are Mahamudra and the six Dharmas of Naropa. Mahamudra teachings focus on the cultivation of profound insight into the nature of the mind. The Mahamudra texts in this volume include a lucid work... more...

  • The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddhaby Nanamoli; Bodhi

    Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 49.95

    This book offers a complete translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, or Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha , one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection--among the oldest records of the historical Buddha's original teachings--consists of 152 suttas or discourses of middle... more...

  • The Monkey King's Amazing Adventureby Wu Cheng'en; Timothy Richard; Daniel Kane

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    China's most popular traditional novel, The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures is the story of the Monkey King, his incredible origin and downfall, and his epic quest to redeem himself with his trusted companions, as they face fantastic foes, demons, and monsters and have amazing adventures in their travels to the Western paradise. No matter what... more...