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  • Vintage Murakamiby Haruki Murakami

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 10.95

    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?Murakami?s bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks.? ? The Washington Post Book World ... more...

  • Scarlet Gang of Asakusaby Yasunari Kawabata; Donald Richie; Ota Saburô; Alisa Freedman

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    In the 1920s, Asakusa was to Tokyo what Montmartre had been to 1890s Paris and Times Square was to be to 1940s New York. Available in English for the first time, The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa, by Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata, captures the decadent allure of this entertainment district, where beggars and teenage prostitutes mixed with revue... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literatureby J. Thomas Rimer; Van C. Gessel

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 44.99

    With choice selections from the core anthologies The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From Restoration to Occupation, 1868-1945, and The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From 1945 to the Present, this abridgement offers a concise yet remarkably rich introduction to the fiction, poetry, drama, and essays that reflect... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Cultureby Yoshio Sugimoto

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 43.00

    This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the influences that have shaped modern-day Japan. more...

  • Literary Mischiefby James Dorsey; Douglas Slaymaker; Ogino Anna; Karatani Kojin; Doug Slaymaker; Robert Steen

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    Literary Mischief brings renewed focus to the work of Sakaguchi Ango one of the most creative and stimulating thinkers of postwar Japan. The essays and translations included get at the heart of the most volatile issues of culture, ideology, and philosophy of postwar Japan. more...

  • Memoirs of Lady Hyegyongby JaHyun Kim Haboush

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, depicting a court life Shakespearean in its pathos, drama, and grandeur. Presented in its social, cultural, and historical contexts,... more...

  • The Short Storyby Paul March-Russell

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 129.99

    The essays in this volume (all by internationally recognised Deleuze scholars) cover all aspects of Deleuze's philosophy and its relation to history, ranging from the application of Deleuze's philosophy to historical method, Deleuze's own use of the history of philosophy, his interpretations of other historical thinkers (such as Hume and... more...

  • Hitomaroby Anne Commons

    BRILL 2009; US$ 130.00

    Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (fl ca 690) is generally regarded as one of the pre-eminent poets of premodern Japan. This study foregrounds the process of his reception and canonization as a deity of Japanese poetry. It offers a fresh perspective on this familiar literary figure through his placement within the broader context of Japanese poetic culture. more...

  • Migration Literature and Hybridityby Sten Pultz Moslund

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    Using three literary analyses to show what happens once we leave behind the theoretical poverty of celebratory readings of contemporary migration and hybridity literature, this book offers a way out of the theoretical deadlock of putting hybridity against purity or flux against fixity. more...

  • Islands and Continentsby John Minford; Brian Holton; Agnes Hung-chong Chan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 27.00

    In this kaleidoscope of stories, translated from the Chinese, P.K. Leung, one of Hong Kong's most celebrated literary figures, presents his personal vision of the city, evoking in his inimitable voice the local and international dimensions of this extraordinary place, capturing its poignant ambivalence as a postcolonial territory on the fringe... more...