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- Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00
In the work of writer Abe Kobo (1924-1993), characters are alienated both from themselves and from one another. Through close readings of Abe's work, Richard Calichman reveals how time and writing have the ability to unground identity. Over time, attempts to create unity of self cause alienation, despite government attempts to convince people to form... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 280.00
Mencius was a major political thinker in ancient China, a successor of Confucius and high-ranking advisor to the powerful princes of Qi. His work remains highly significant to this day in Chinese intellectual history. This book offers a comprehensive presentation of Mencius?s life and times, a translation of his work with detailed commentary,... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99
Starting with Salman Rushdie's assertion that even though something is always lost in translation, something can always be gained, Martha Cutter examines the trope of translation in twenty English-language novels and autobiographies by contemporary ethnic American writers. She argues that these works advocate a politics of language diversity--a literary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Writing in the eighteenth century, the Persian-language litterateurs of late Mughal Delhi were aware that they could no longer take for granted the relations of Persian with Islamic imperial power, relations that had enabled Persian literary life to flourish in India since the tenth century C.E. Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
This book is an essential introduction to significant texts in postcolonial theory. It looks at seminal works in the ?moments of their making? and delineates the different threads that bind postcolonial studies. Each chapter presents a comprehensive discussion of a major text and contextualises it in the wake of contemporary themes and debates. The... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00
This book investigates the nature of regional variation in the early Chinese writing system. Based on palaeographical and phonological examinations, it proposes that all the late pre-imperial regional scripts (5th - 3rd centuries BCE) derived from a kind of orthographic meta-system reflecting one spoken standard. The conclusions of this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Since the 9/11 attacks terror has established its permeating hold on society?s psyche. Creative writing, a popular and visible cultural witness to the strain, has taken up this destabilization with remarkable regularity. Troubled Testimonies focuses on the Indian novel in English, deriving inspiration from these disturbances, to essay a unique grasp... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 119.95
Kasai Zenzo (1887-1928) was one of the first and most prominent shishosetsu writers during the Taisho period (1912-1926). The shishosetsu, "I" novel or autobiographical narrative, was once believed to be an ideal form of writing, the purest of prose, and an expression of the depth of the self, which was said to be created without fabrications... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99
This is a powerful account of how the ruin and resurrection of Zhuangzi in modern China's literary history correspond to the rise and fall of modern Chinese individuality. By examining the twentieth century reinterpretation and appropriation of Zhuangzi, the author explores modern Chinese writers' complicated relationship with "tradition." more...