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- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel?written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel?and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95
A couple's scheme to get rich by killing their father backfires, leaving them in charge of a cripple. In heaven, a baby, dead through neglect, tells his playmates: "Life down there is just one long sleep." A young soldier, saved by a stranger, can never again find her to thank her. A man carries a massive clock. Using a variety of techniques and styles,... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 16.95
Based on actual events, The Guest is a profound portrait of a divided people haunted by a painful past, and a generation's search for reconciliation. During the Korean War, Hwanghae Province in North Korea was the setting of a gruesome fifty-two day massacre. In an act of collective amnesia the atrocities were attributed to American military, but in... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86
In this third volume of a planned five-volume series, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei , an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of His-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work, known primarily... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99
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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
"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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99
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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99
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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99
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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 3.99
"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...