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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00
Thomas Rimer's book seeks to explain the background, structural principles, and development of pre-modem and modern Japanese fiction in a way that is comprehensive, methodical, and accessible to the general reader. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 14.95
Although a considerable number of Japanese novels and short stories have been translated into English, very little in the way of analyses or other literary criticism is available. A few specialized studies on individual authors exist, but virtually nothing in terms of a thematic study covering a given period such as the post–World–War–II era under... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 24.95
Japanese and Western Literature delves deeply into Japanese culture to discover the concepts that similarize and differentiate Japanese and Western literary creations. Paralleling Japanese literary creations and fundamental thought with those of the West, the author draws many illuminating comparisons: for example, between the novels of Murasaki... more...
- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 33.99
Bringing together scholars from across the world, Haruo Shirane presents a fascinating portrait of The Tale of Genji's reception and reproduction over the past thousand years. The essays examine the canonization of the work from the late Heian through the medieval, Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei periods, revealing its profound influence on... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji) is the world's earliest novel and the most famous work in Japan's literary history. It remains the finest portrayal of court life in the classical Heian period, some ten centuries ago. The author, Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) was a member of the celebrated Fujiwara clan, which virtually created the history... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ?South Asian Muslim? have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of Muslims from South Asia and its diaspora in literature,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99
In five richly imaginative novellas and a short story, Zhu Wen depicts the violence, chaos, and dark comedy of China in the post-Mao era. A frank reflection of the seamier side of his nation's increasingly capitalist society, Zhu Wen's fiction offers an audaciously plainspoken account of the often hedonistic individualism that is feverishly taking... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy , Amit Chaudhuri's Afternoon Raag , Suhayl Saadi's Psychoraag... more...