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  • Spivak and Postcolonialismby Taoufiq Sakhkhane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Exploring, amongst other themes, representations of the other, strategies adopted to resist such representations, the issues of identity, nationalism, colonialism, feminism, subaltern studies and the English language within the context of Empire, this book projects a study of post-colonialism through the work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. more...

  • Suicidal Narrative in Modern Japanby Alan Stephen Wolfe

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.95

    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...

  • Understanding Gish Jenby Jennifer Ann Ho; Linda Wagner-Martin

    University of South Carolina Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    An examination of the evolution of Jen?s career, her themes, and the development of her narrative voice more...

  • Vintage Murakamiby Haruki Murakami

    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...

  • The Vitality of the Lyric Voiceby Shuen-fu Lin; Stephen Owen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 58.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Was vom Japaner übrig bliebby Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

    Iudicium Verlag 2013; US$ 18.17

    Im 21. Jahrhundert ist Japan immer noch ? oder erst recht ? ein Prüfstein für unseren Umgang mit dem (nicht mehr so ganz) Fremden. Doch selbst wenn wir noch so eifrig suchten, das absolut Fremde ist im Zeitalter globaler Interdependenz ohnehin nicht mehr zu finden. Als moderne bzw. postmoderne Industrienation gehört das Land ohne Frage zu den Regionen,... more...

  • Women in British Chinese Writingsby Yun-Hua Hsiao

    Chartridge Books Oxford 2014; US$ 56.00

    Analyses books by Liu Hong The Magpie Bridge, Timothy Mo?s Sour Sweet, and Helen Tse?s Sweet Mandarin, from the perspectives of subjectivity, identity and hybridity. more...

  • Another Canonby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    Both rigorous and readable, ‘Another Canon’ is an original contribution to the study of Indian English literature. more...

  • Beauty and Sadnessby Yasunari Kawabata

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not... more...