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  • Krishna, The Butter Thiefby John Stratton Hawley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.95

    The author traces the development of the theme of Krishna as butter thief from its earliest appearance in literature and art until the present. He focuses on the dramas (ras lilas) of Krishna's native Braj and on the Sur Sagar, a collection of verse attributed to the sixteenth-century poet Sur Das that is as familiar to Hindi speakers as Mother Goose... more...

  • Essays on Japanby Michael Marra

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    Essays on Japan is a compilation of Professor Michael F. Marra's essays written in the past ten years on the topics of Japanese literature, Japanese aesthetics, and the space between the two subjects. Marra is one of the leading scholars in the field of Japanese aesthetics and hermeneutics and has published extensively on medieval and early modern... more...

  • The Sarashina Diaryby Takasue no Musume Sugawara no; Sonja Arntzen; Moriyuki Ito

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family. Some aspects of the author?s life and text seem curiously modern. She married late and identified... more...

  • Between Empiresby Koichi Hagimoto

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    In 1898, both Cuba and the Philippines achieved their independence from Spain and then immediately became targets of US expansionism. This book presents a comparative analysis of late-nineteenth-century literature and history in Cuba and the Philippines, focusing on the writings of JosÚ MartÝ and JosÚ Rizal to reveal shared anti-imperial struggles. more...

  • The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing, 1549-1622by Jane Grogan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing, 1549-1622 studies the conception of Persia in the literary, political and pedagogic writings of Renaissance England and Britain. It argues that writers of all kinds debated the means and merits of English empire through their intellectual engagement with the ancient Persian empire. more...

  • Granta 127by Yuka Igarashi

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 16.99

    Hello Kitty, earthquakes, manga, samurai, robots and sushi. These are some of the things we think about when we think about Japan. This small island nation looms large in the popular imagination, in often contradictory ways: as the epitome of refinement and tradition, and as an embodiment of a shiny, soulless future. What is Japan to those who really... more...

  • Grass For My Pillowby Saiichi Maruya; Dennis Keene

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 34.99

    First published in Japanese in 1966, the debut novel of the critically acclaimed author of Singular Rebellion is an unusual portrait of a deeply taboo subject in twentieth-century Japanese society: resistance to the draft in World War II. In 1940 Shokichi Hamada is a conscientious objector who dodges military service by simply disappearing from... more...

  • Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representationby Sarah Beth Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    This study explores how Dalits in north India have used literature as a means of protest against caste oppression. Including fresh ethnographic research and interviews, it traces the trajectory of modern Dalit writing in Hindi and its pivotal role in the creation, rise and reinforcement of a distinctive Dalit identity. The book challenges the... more...

  • In Another Countryby Priya Joshi

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    In a work of stunning archival recovery and interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi illuminates the cultural work performed by two kinds of English novels in India during the colonial and postcolonial periods. Spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, readers and writers, empire and nation, consumption and production, In Another Country vividly... more...

  • Perfect Worldsby Douwe Fokkema; Jacques Thomassen; Kasper van Ommen

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    Perfect Worlds is an extensive, comparative study of utopian narratives in both the East and the West. Douwe Fokkema provides an elegant argument about the human impulse to imagine new and better worlds, astutely observing that the utopian imagination thrives in the context of secularization. Fokkema also tracks the rise of dystopian narratives,... more...