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- New York Review Books 2013; US$ 19.95
An NYRB Classics Original Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao?s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature, history,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
?The apparently fixed constellations of family relationships, the recurrent beauties of nature, the flaming or flickering patterns of love and lust?all the elements of Kawabata?s fictional world are combined in an engrossing novel that rises to the incantatory fascination of a N? drama.? ? Saturday Review Few novels have rendered the predicament... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2006; US$ 5.95
First published as Hanamushiro in 1948, the setting for The Flower Mat is eighteenth-century Japan, a time when familes were bound together by a rigid code of honor and individual lives were of necessity valued far less than the interests of the group. It tells of a young bride, Ichi, born into such a tradition, groomed in the virtues of ideal... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 6.95
A History of Chinese Literature is THE classic introduction to Chinese literature, which has given to the world exquisite poetry and such classics as Monkey, The Analects of Confucius, the works of Chuang Tzu, and other writings over a time span of 2,500 or more years. Author, Professor Giles, a legendary scholar of Chinese, was best known for... more...
Wen xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume III: Rhapsodies on Natural Phenomena, Birds and Animals, Aspirations and Feelings, Sorrowful Laments, Literature, Music, and PassionsPrinceton University Press 2014; US$ 57.50
The Wen xuan , compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531) is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literature arranged by genre. It contains a total of 761 pieces of prose and verse by 130 writers from the late Zhou dynasty to the Liang dynasty (ca. 4th century B.C. to 6th century A.D.) The selection includes most of the best examples of fu (rhapsodies)... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00
If the modern Western novel is linked to the rise of a literate bourgeoisie with particular social values and narrative expectations, to what extent can that history of the novel be anticipated in non-Western contexts? In this bold, insightful work Mary Layoun investigates the development of literary practice in the Greek, Arabic, and Japanese cultures,... more...
Wen Xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume II: Rhapsodies on Sacrifices, Hunting, Travel, Sightseeing, Palaces and Halls, Rivers and SeasPrinceton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00
The Wen xuan, compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531), is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literary genres. It was one of the primary sources of literary knowledge for educated Chinese in the premodern period, and it is still the essential handbook for specialists in pre-Tang literature. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...
- Iudicium Verlag 2010; US$ 18.17
Der japanische Literaturmarkt, die Rolle der Autoren und die Erwartungen der Leser haben sich seit den achtziger und neunziger Jahren stark verändert. Intimität ist zur öffentlichen Ware geworden und Privatsphäre hat eine andere Bedeutung erhalten. Ist da überhaupt noch Platz für die japanische Ausprägung des Ich-Romans, den shishosetsu, in dem es... more...
- Iudicium Verlag 2006; US$ 23.63
Die Vorliebe für kleine und kleinste Formen in Kunst und Literatur kennzeichnet den Zeitgeist um die Jahrhundertwende nicht nur in Europa. In Japan erlebte die als ?neu" empfundene Form der Prosaminiatur ungeahnten Aufschwung mit Höhepunkt um 1910 ? kurze, meist skizzenhafte Texte, sog. shôhin (wörtlich: ?kleine Stücke"), überschwemmten den... more...