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  • Writing Within / Without / About Sri Lankaby Paolo Brusasco

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    Paola Brusasco's study offers an original insight into Sri Lankan literature in English and an exploration of cultural, social, and linguistic issues at the basis of the country's ethnic conflict. By focussing on two distinctive and representative writers, both Burghers, yet with different personal histories, Brusasco confronts issues of cartography,... more...

  • Endö Shüsakuby Mark B. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Endö Shüsaka is probably the most widely translated of all Japanese authors. In this first major study of Endö's works, Mark Williams moves the discussion on from the well-worn depictions of Endö as the 'Japanese Graham Greene', and places him in his own political and cultural context. more...

  • Shoshamanby Shinya Arai

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 30.95

    Acknowledging no god but the corporate good, the shoshamen?high-powered professionals within Japan's integrated trading companies?serve as the unrelenting cogs of an economic machine. Or do they? Shoshaman takes us inside the world of Japan Inc. to explore the daily lives of the people who inhabit it. Written by a senior executive in a major sogo... more...

  • Of Women, Outcastes, Peasants, and Rebelsby Kalpana Bardhan

    University of California Press 1990; US$ 12.95

    Until now the large body of socially focused Bengali literature has remained little known to Western readers. This collection includes some of the finest examples of Bengali short stories?stories that reflect the turmoil of a changing society traditionally characterized by rigid hierarchical structures of privilege and class differentiation. Written... more...

  • The American Diary of a Japanese Girlby Edward Marx; Yone Noguchi; Laura Franey

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    The first American novel by a writer of Japanese ancestry, The American Diary of a Japanese Girl is a landmark of modern American fiction and Japanese American transnationalism. First published in 1902, Yone Noguchi's novel describes the turn-of-the-century adventures of Tokyo belle Miss Morning Glory in a first-person narrative that The New York... more...

  • The Literature of the Indian Diasporaby Vijay Mishra

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Literature of the Indian Diaspora constitutes a major study of the literature and other cultural texts of the Indian diaspora. It is also an important contribution to diaspora theory in general. Examining both the ?old? Indian diaspora of early capitalism, following the abolition of slavery, and the ?new? diaspora linked to movements of late... more...

  • Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novelby Neelam Srivastava

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 130.00

    This study explores the connections between a secular Indian nation and fiction in English by a number of postcolonial Indian writers of the 1980s and 90s. Examining writers such as Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, and Rohinton Mistry, with particularly close readings of "Midnight's Children", "A Suitable... more...

  • Holy Prayers in a Horse's Earby Kathleen Tamagawa; Greg Robinson; Elena Creef

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 23.95

    Originally published in 1932, Kathleen Tamagawa’s pioneering Asian American memoir is a sensitive and thoughtful look at the personal and social complexities of growing up racially mixed during the early twentieth century. Born in 1893 to an Irish American mother and a Japanese father and raised in Chicago and Japan, Tamagawa reflects... more...

  • The Novels of Oe Kenzaburoby Yasuko Claremont

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Ôe Kenzaburô was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994. This critical study examines Ôe?s entire career from 1957 ? 2006 and includes chapters on Ôe?s later novels not published in English. Through close readings at different points in Ôe?s career Yasuko Claremont establishes the spiritual path that he has taken in its three major phrases... more...

  • The Monkey and the Monkby Anthony C. Yu

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Anthony C. Yu?s celebrated translation of The Journey to the West reinvigorated one of Chinese literature?s most beloved classics for English-speaking audiences when it first appeared thirty years ago. Yu?s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk , finally distills the epic novel?s most exciting and meaningful... more...