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  • Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japanby Beverley Curran; Nana Sato-Rossberg; Kikuko Tanabe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan offers a collection of essays that (1) deepens the understanding of the cultural and linguistic diversity of communities in contemporary Japan and how translation operates in this shifting context and circulates globally by looking at some of the ways it is theorized and approached as a significant... more...

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

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler; Royall Tyler; Royall Tyler

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    The Tale of Genji is] not only the world?s first real novel, but one of its greatest.? ?Donald Keene, Columbia University ?Edward Seidensticker?s translation has the ring of authority.? ? New York Times Book Review ?A triumph of authenticity and readability.? ? Washington Post Book World ]]> more...

  • Kazuo Ishiguroby Wai-chew Sim

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 27.95

    Having earned an international reputation with his booker-prize-winning novel, The Remains of the Day , Kazuo Ishiguro is fast emerging as an important cultural figure of our times. In this guide to Ishiguro?s varied and often experimental work, Wai-chew Sim presents: a biographical survey of Ishiguro?s literary career, and an introduction... more...

  • Reading Contemporary Indonesian Muslim Women Writersby Diah Ariani Arimbi

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 52.50

    The first study to discuss the construction of gender and Islamic identities in the works of contemporary Indonesian Muslim female writers more...