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  • 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 Bhagavad Gitaby Gavin Flood; Gavin Flood; Charles Martin

    W. W. Norton & Company 2014; US$ 5.75

    ?A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.? ?Daniel Gold, Cornell University ?Here?s a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship with artistry.? ? Library Journal 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...

  • Wailing Ghostsby Pu Songling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    '...revealing great shining fangs more than three inches long.' Some of the most macabre and wonderful of all Chinese stories, including 'The Golden Goblet', 'Scorched Moth the Daoist' and 'The Black Beast' Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of... more...

  • Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial Chinaby Cynthia J. Brokaw; Kai-Wing Chow

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 85.00

    Despite the importance of books and the written word in Chinese society, the history of the book in China is a topic that has been little explored. This pioneering volume of essays, written by historians, art historians, and literary scholars, introduces the major issues in the social and cultural history of the book in late imperial China. Informed... more...

  • A History of the Indian Novel in Englishby Ulka Anjaria

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This History traces the development of the Indian novel from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century up until the present day. more...

  • Disturbing Conventionsby Rachel V. Harrison

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 33.99

    An interdisciplinary collection that seeks to explore Thai literature in the wider context of the global perspectives, themes and debates within the study of World Literature. In the wake of recent unrest in the country, it offers a rare insight into the unique cultural, political and historical context of Thailand. more...