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- Beacon Press 2004; US$ 14.00
Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her life and poetry. In this collection, Robert... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11
Attributed to Valmiki, thought to be India's first poet, the Ramayana's origins date back thousands of years when it was first committed to Sanskrit. Since then, generations of children the world over have grown up with its story of Rama's quest to recover his wife Sita from her abduction by Raavana, the Lord of the Underworld. The tale has been... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.00
Du Fu (712?770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry?still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator of Chinese poets, gives us a sparkling new translation of Du Fu?s verse, arranged to give us a tour of the life, each ?chapter? of poems preceded... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.95
In The Interior Landscape the great Indian poet and translator A.K. Ramanujan has drawn on a celebrated anthology of classical Tamil poetry to compose an unforgettable sequence of love poems. The story unfolds in a series of dramatic exchanges between a shifting array of characters?the lovers, relatives, friends, rivals, and sundry passersby?and... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 15.00
In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy a 23?year?old person attempts to explain to himself the possible origins, ends, and cures of anger, worry, despair, obsession, and confusion, while concurrently experiencing those things in various contexts including a romantic relationship, a book of poetry, and the arbitrary nature of the universe. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
Dating from the 8th century and earlier, the Manyoshu is the oldest Japanese poetry anthology; it is also widely considered to be the best. The 1,000 poems (out of a total of more than 4,500) in this famous selection were chosen by a distinguished scholarly committee based on their poetic excellence, their role in revealing the Japanese national... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95
Known as the "Collection of Myriad Leaves," or the "Collection for a Myriad Ages," the Manyoshu is Japan's most significant early anthology of poetry. The poems date from the eighth century and earlier, and their simplicity and sincerity offer glimpses of a literary culture beginning to define itself. The Manyoshu is virtually silent on the topics... more...
- Steerforth Press 2015; US$ 14.99
"It is no wonder this book triggered a cultural phenomenon in Japan. She describes the source of her desires and frustrations with such precision that they become universal. . . Machi Tawara?s Salad Anniversary is an acutely self-aware portrait of modern life and love. . . Sensorial experiences string together past, present, and future, creating... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99
Michael Fried, a leading art historian and critic, was born in New York. He first became known for his writings on abstract painting and sculture; his books on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French painting and on Thomas Eakins and Stephen Crane, including Realism, Writing, Disfiguration and Absorption and Theatricality , are recognized as... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 17.58
Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The clichés of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems, and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved. The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half. This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from... more...