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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Di'bil b. 'Al? (765--860) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the best satirists in the school of Arabic poets which flourished during the early 'Abb?sid age. Leon Zolondek has collected, translated, and annotated 229 fragments of Di'bil's verse and has assembled materials for a reconstruction of his long-lost yet widely quoted Book of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 11.99
These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment. more...
- 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...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 79.00
From ancient times, Chinas remote and exotic Southa shifting and expanding region beyond the Yangtze Riverhas been an enduring theme in Chinese literature. For poets and scholar-officials in medieval China, the South was a barbaric frontier region of alienation and disease. But it was also a place of richness and fascination, and... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99
This book positions the lyrical as key to rethinking the dynamics of Chinese modernity and emphasizes Chinese lyricism?s deep roots in its own native traditions, along with Western influences. Although the lyrical may seem like an unusual form for representing China?s social and political crises in the mid-twentieth century, David Der-wei Wang contends... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
Winner of the Kobayashi Hideo Award, this best-selling book by one of Japan?s most ambitious contemporary fiction writers lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of one?s own language in an age of English dominance. Born in Tokyo but also raised and educated in the United States, Minae Mizumura acknowledges the value of a universal language... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 59.00
The widely acclaimed films of Wong Kar-wai are characterized by their sumptuous yet complex visual and sonic style. This study of Wongs filmmaking techniques uses a poetics approach to examine how form, music, narration, characterization, genre, and other artistic elements work together to produce certain effects on audiences. Bettinson argues... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
Doyennes of the Contemporary Literary World: Dialogues on Popular Literature offers refreshing and comprehensive literary voices that address a broad range of issues in contemporary women?s writing in India. more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99
This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays? fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore?s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore?s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia?s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore?s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian theatrescape. Tagore experimented with dance, music,... more...