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  • Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistanby Cara N. Cilano

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan examines post-9/11... more...

  • Suicidal Narrative in Modern Japan: The Case of Dazai Osamuby Alan Stephen Wolfe

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Dazai Osamu (1909-1948) is one of Japan's most famous literary suicides, known as the earliest postwar manifestation of the genuinely alienated writer in Japan. In this first deconstructive reading of a modern Japanese novelist, Alan Wolfe draws on contemporary Western literary and cultural theories and on a knowledge of Dazai's work in the context... more...

  • The Vitality of the Lyric Voice: Shih Poetry from the Late Han to the T'angby Shuen-fu Lin; Stephen Owen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00

    This volume presents twelve essays on the evolution of shih poetry from the second to the tenth century, the period that began with the sudden flowering of shih poetry in live-character meter and culminated in the T'ang, the golden age of classical Chinese poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fictionby Motoko Tanaka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Starting with the history of apocalyptic tradition in the West and focusing on modern Japanese apocalyptic science fiction in manga, anime, and novels, Motoko Tanaka shows how science fiction reflected and coped with the devastation in Japanese national identity after 1945. more...

  • The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragonsby Liu Hsieh; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is the first comprehensive work of literary criticism in Chinese, and one that has been considered essential reading for writers and scholars since it was written some 1,500 years ago. A vast compendium of all that was known about Chinese literature at the time, it is simultaneously a taxonomy... more...

  • The Peach Blossom Fanby K'Ung Shang-Jen; Chen Shih-Hsiang; Harold Acton; Cyril Birch; Judith T. Zeitlin

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    A tale of battling armies, political intrigue, star-crossed romance, and historical cataclysm, The Peach Blossom Fan is one of the masterpieces of Chinese literature, a vast dramatic composition that combines the range and depth of a great novel with the swift intensity of film. In the mid-1640s, famine sweeps through China. The Ming dynasty,... more...

  • R. K. Narayanby John Thieme

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 18.99

    R.K. Narayan's reputation as one of the founding figures of Indian writing in English is re-examined in this comprehensive study of his fiction, which offers detailed readings of all his novels. Arguing against views that have seen Narayan as a chronicler of "authentic" Indianness, John Thieme locates his fiction in terms of its specific... more...

  • Michael Ondaatjeby Lee Spinks

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 20.99

    Michael Ondaatje is the first comprehensive and fully up-to-date study of Ondaatje's entire oeuvre. Starting from Ondaatje's beginnings as a poet, this volume offers an intensive account of each of his major publications, including The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Coming Through Slaughter, In The Skin of a Lion and The English Patient,... more...

  • Rohinton Mistryby Peter Morey

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 18.99

    The award-winning novelist Rohinton Mistry is recognised as one of the most important contemporary writers of postcolonial literature. This study - the first of its kind - will provide scholars and students with an insight into the key features of Mistry's work. Peter Morey suggests how the author's writing can be read in terms of recent Indian... more...

  • Asian American Literatureby Bella Adams

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 30.99

    This critical study of Asian American literature discusses work by internationally successful writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Chang-rae Lee, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan and others in their historical, cultural and critical contexts. The focus of the book is on contemporary writing, from the 1970s onwards, although it also traces over a hundred... more...