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  • To the Spring Equinox and Beyondby Soseki Natsume; Kingo Ochiai; Sanford Goldstein

    Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 17.95

    Legendary Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume dissects the human personality in all its complexity in this unforgettable narrative. Keitaro, a recent college graduate, lives a life intertwined with several other characters, each carrying their own emotional baggage. Romantic, practical, and philosophical themes enable Soseki to explore the very meaning... more...

  • And Thenby Soseki Natsume; Norma Moore Field

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    "A Japanese writer of genius."? Japan Quarterly Soseki Natsume is considered to be one of Japan's most beloved and respected authors. And Then is ranked as one of his most insightful and stirring novels. Daisuke, the protagonist, is a man in his twenties who is struggling with his personal purpose and identity as well as the changing social... more...

  • Murder Most Modernby Sari Kawana

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 67.50

    The quintessential international genre, detective fiction often works under the guise of popular entertainment to expose its extensive readership to complex moral questions and timely ethical dilemmas. The first book-length study of Japans detective fiction, Murder Most Modern considers the important role of detective fiction in defining the countrys... more...

  • The Legends of Tonoby Kunio Yanagita

    Lexington Books 1955; US$ 44.99

    In 1910, when Kunio Yanagita (1875-1962) wrote and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese, he had no idea that 100 years later, his book would become a Japanese literary and folklore classic. Yanagita is best remembered as the founder of Japanesefolklore studies, and Ronald Morse transcends time to bring the reader a marvelous guide to Tono, Yanagita,... more...

  • AIDS Sutraby Amartya Sen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95

    In this groundbreaking anthology, sixteen renowned writers tell the hidden story of the AIDS crisis, illuminating the complex nature of one of the major problems facing the developing world. India is home to almost 3 million HIV cases, but AIDS is still stigmatized and shrouded in denial. Discrimination against HIV-affected individuals in hospitals,... more...

  • Oral Literature of Iranian Languages: Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Persian and Tajik: Companion Volume IIby Philip G. Kreyenbroek

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 40.00

    Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia. It has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others and praised by William Jones, Tagore, E. M. Forster and many more. Yet Persian... more...

  • Haiku Momentby Bruce Ross

    Tuttle Publishing 1993; US$ 18.95

    " Haiku Moment is a landmark work [which] is recommended for anyone who wishes to read some of the best examples of haiku written in English."?Professor Makoto Ueda, Editor, Basho and His Interpreters " Haiku Moment is an impressive collection of haiku authored by the largest group of North American haiku poets?ever assembled in one volume."?Cor... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literatureby Victor H. Mair; Mark Bender

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 38.99

    In The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature , two of the world's leading sinologists, Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender, capture the breadth of China's oral-based literary heritage. This collection presents works drawn from the large body of oral literature of many of China's recognized ethnic groups?including the Han, Yi, Miao,... more...

  • Early Korean Literatureby David McCann

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Preeminent scholar and translator David R. McCann presents an anthology of his own translations of works ranging across the major genres and authors of Korean writing—stories, legends, poems, historical vignettes, and other works—and a set of critical essays on major themes. A brief history of traditional Korean literature orients the reader to the... more...

  • The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Talesby Haruo Shirane; Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Burton Watson and Haruo Shirane, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese anecdotal (setsuwa) literature. These orally narrated and written tales drew on both local folk tradition and continental sources. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal literature compiled... more...