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  • Beauty and Sadnessby Yasunari Kawabata

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.95

    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...

  • Writing Indians and Jewsby Anna Guttman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Writing Indians and Jews examines discursive practices surrounding the representation of Jews and Jewishness in Indian literature in English. These investigations make an important contribution to the study of contemporary South Asian and diasporic literature, and understandings of anti-Semitism, religious fundamentalism, and globalization. more...

  • Granta 127by Yuka Igarashi

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 16.99

    Hello Kitty, earthquakes, manga, samurai, robots and sushi. These are some of the things we think about when we think about Japan. This small island nation looms large in the popular imagination, in often contradictory ways: as the epitome of refinement and tradition, and as an embodiment of a shiny, soulless future. What is Japan to those who really... more...

  • Writing Lives in China, 1600-2010by Marjorie Dryburgh; Sarah Dauncey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This innovative collection explores the life stories of Chinese women and men between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. It draws on both biographical and autobiographical narratives and on perspectives taken from life writing theory to ask how lives were lived and written within and against the rules of the auto/biographical game. more...

  • Between Empiresby Koichi Hagimoto

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    In 1898, both Cuba and the Philippines achieved their independence from Spain and then immediately became targets of US expansionism. This book presents a comparative analysis of late-nineteenth-century literature and history in Cuba and the Philippines, focusing on the writings of José Martí and José Rizal to reveal shared anti-imperial struggles. more...

  • The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing, 1549-1622by Jane Grogan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing, 1549-1622 studies the conception of Persia in the literary, political and pedagogic writings of Renaissance England and Britain. It argues that writers of all kinds debated the means and merits of English empire through their intellectual engagement with the ancient Persian empire. more...

  • Re-Orientalism and Indian Writing in Englishby Lisa Lau; Om Prakash Dwivedi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    At its most basic, re-Orientalism is defined as forms of Orientalism practiced and manifested by Orientals in representing the Orient. This book looks at the application and discourse of re-Orientalism in contemporary Indian and South Asian writing in English, particularly social realism fiction. more...

  • Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Cultureby Françoise Kral

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Culture is a transdisciplinary study of social invisibility and diasporas which theorizes the differential in/visibility of diasporas through the prism of cultural productions (literature and the visual arts, including media studies) by both established artists and emerging ones. more...

  • Indian Writing in English and the Global Literary Marketby Om Prakash Dwivedi; Lisa Lau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Indian Writing in English and the Global Literary Market delves into the influences and pressures of the marketplace on this genre, which this volume contends has been both gatekeeper as well as a significant force in shaping the production and consumption of this literature. more...

  • Travel Writing and the Transnational Authorby Sam Knowles

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Travel Writing and the Transnational Author explores the travel writing and transnational literature of four authors from the 'postcolonial canon': Michael Ondaatje, Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, and Salman Rushdie. more...