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  • Bhavaby U R Ananthamurthy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    A compelling tale of mystery, passion and spiritual exploration seventy-year-old Shastri; A reciter of Harikatha, encounters an Ayyappa pilgrim on a train. Around the pilgrim's neck is a Sri chakra amulet which looks like one that belonged to Saroja, Shastri's first wife. But Shastri thought he had killed Saroja years before, believing she was pregnant... more...

  • The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetryby Tony Barnstone; Chou Ping

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations?many new and exclusive to the book?by an array of distinguished translators. Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs... more...

  • A Zen Waveby Matsuo Basho; Robert Aitken; W.S. Merwin

    Counterpoint 2003; US$ 15.00

    Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself by brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. The haiku verse form is a superb means of studying Zen modes of thought and expression, for its seventeen syllables impose a rigorous limitation that confines the poet to vital experience. Here haiku by Matsuo Basho (1644-94) ? the greatest Japanese... more...

  • Butterfly Motherby Mark Bender; Jin Dan; Ma Xueliang

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 12.95

    Butterfly Mother is a collection of epic songs from the rich oral tradition of the Miao (Hmong) people of southwest China. These poetic narratives, traditionally performed by two groups of singers, relate the creation of a world in which everything is alive, and listeners find that besides mountains, rivers, trees, and creatures, inanimate objects... more...

  • Ikkyu: Crow With No Mouthby Stephen Berg

    Copper Canyon Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    New edition of best-selling Asian title presents the poems of a renowned Zen master. more...

  • Pure Lizardby Sujata Bhatt

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2008; US$ 16.99

    In this new collection of poetry that juxtaposes images such as organic sunflowers in Pennsylvania with sunflowers grown out of the toxic soil of Chernobyl, transformation and the natural world are central themes. Poems that respond to the work of composers Telemann, Bob Zieff, and Philip Glass are included, as is a poetic correspondence with the... more...

  • Pure Lizardby Sujata Bhatt

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    Born in India, her mother tongue Gujurati, educated in America and now living in Germany, Sujata Bhatt in her writing bridges continents, languages and identities. In Pure Lizard she further explores the dislocations and transformations first encountered in her acclaimed first collection Brunizem (1988). A being with 'pure lizard' skin appears as... more...

  • Collected Poemsby Sujata Bhatt

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 21.80

    This book gathers four decades of writing, published in collections from Brunizem in 1988 to Pure Lizard in 2008. It maps the poet?s trajectory, following her exile from her homeland, India, and her mother tongue, Gujarati, to the landscapes and languages of the USA and then Europe. Urgent, compassionate and inventive, Bhatt?s work forms a uniquely... more...

  • Brunizemby Sujata Bhatt

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 16.99

    'Brunizem' is a dark prairie soil found in Asia, Europe and North America, the three worlds of Sujata Bhatt's imagination. Born in India, her mother tongue Gujarati, Bhatt was educated in the United States and now lives in Germany. In Brunizem, her acclaimed first collection, she explores the richness and the conflicts of moving between cultures and... more...

  • Mirabaiby Robert Bly; Jane Hirshfield

    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...