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  • A Little Primer of Tu Fuby David Hawkes

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 16.95

    The deepest and most varied of the Tang Dynasty poets, Tu Fu (Du Fu) is, in the words of David Hinton, the ?first complete poetic sensibility in Chinese literature.? Tu Fu merged the public and the private, often in the same poem, as his subjects ranged from the horrors of war to the delights of friendship, from closely observed landscapes to remembered... more...

  • Brocade River Poemsby Xue Tao; Jeanne Larsen

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 23.95 US$ 19.16

    Xue Tao (A.D. 768-831) was well known as a poet in an age when all men of learning were poets--and almost all women were illiterate. As an entertainer and official government hostess, she met, and impressed, many of the most talented and powerful figures of her day. As a maker of beautiful paper and a Taoist churchwoman, she maintained a life of independence... more...

  • Finding Them Goneby Red Pine

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    A fast-paced travelogue to modern China with Red Pine, who searches for poets' graves and pays homage with Kentucky bourbon. more...

  • Surya ou les lumières d'Asieby José Labrosse

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Cheminez au gré des rimes sur les sentiers d?Asie « Le premier Bouddha aurait, dit-on, convoqué Tous les animaux à une grandiose fête. Il n?en vint que douze (?). Il souhaita remercier les présents. Ainsi une année fut consacrée à chacun. » Ici commence le nouveau recueil de José Labrosse, Surya ou Les Lumières d?Asie . Et il en vint six, de... more...

  • The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!)by Anna Pulley; Kelsey Beyer

    Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Lesbian sex has been confounding people since the dawn of time. What is it that two women do together exactly? The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) is a humorous guide to lesbian sex, dating rituals, and relationships, and aims to dispel all myths. Haiku paired with hilarious watercolor illustrations of cats in various stages of sexual awkwardness... more...

  • Ko-Uta: Little Songs of the Geisha Worldby Liza Crihfield

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    This book of Japanese poetry and lyrics explores a little-known style of Japanese song called Ko-Uta . A Ko-Uta is translated as "little song" in Japanese. Unfamiliar to most Westerners, ko-uta are particularly in tune with the tradition of Japan's Edo-era merchants. Some ko-uta are aesthetic, many are earthy. Ko-uta are sung to the accompaniment... more...

  • Napoléon en Russieby Anne Bignan; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "LE DÉPART - Ô France ! comme toi quelle autre nation, A le droit d'entonner un ch?ur d'ovation ? Quelle autre aurait conduit ce grand char de batailles, Qui, franchissant les monts ou forçant les murailles, Parti de Tolbiac, vole à Poitiers, accourt Des plaines de Bovine au pont de Taillehourg, S'élance à la croisade et sous un toit de... more...

  • Napoléon IIIby Martial Bretin; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "RÉVEIL - Muse, pourquoi venir de mon humble chaumière Chasser encor la nuit d'un rayon de tes yeux ? Pourquoi venir encor me rouvrir la carrière Où me guidait jadis ton doigt du haut des cieux ? J'avais dit : c'en est fait, loin des vains bruits du monde, J'irai m'ensevelir dans la paix des déserts, Et, seul avec le Dieu dont l'amour pur... more...

  • A Zen Harvestby Soiku Shigematsu

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 18.99

    One of the vital aspects of traditional Rinzai Zen koan study in Japan is jakugo , or capping-phrase exercises. When Zen students have attained sufficient mastery of meditation or concentration, they are given a koan (such as the familiar ?What is the sound of one hand clapping??) to study. When the student provides a satisfactory response to the... more...

  • Cosmophiliaby Rahat Kurd

    Talonbooks 2015; US$ 16.99

    One of the first books of poetry to bring reflections on Kashmiri Muslim cultural and religious iconography to the page. more...