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  • The Modern Japanese Prose Poemby Dennis Keene

    Princeton University Press 2014; Not Available

    Though the prose poem came into existence as a principally French literary genre in the nineteenth century, it occupies a place of considerable importance in twentieth-century Japanese poetry. This selection of poems is the first anthology of this genre and, in effect, the first appearance of this kind of poetry in English. Originally published in... more...

  • Death and the King�s Grey Hair and Other Playsby Denja Abdullahi

    Kraft Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    Death and the King�s Grey Hair and Other Plays is a collection of three plays, �Death and the King�s Grey Hair,� �Truce with the Devil,� and �Fringe Benefits,� which are all experimental plays from the early period of the writing career of Denja Abdullahi, who is presently renowned as a poet of populist expressions. �Death and the King�s Grey Hair�... more...

  • An Outline History of the Japanese Dramaby Frank Alanson Lombard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 43.59

    Students of international drama are turning more and more to the study of Japanese drama, desirous to know to what extent its development duplicates or differs from the evolution of drama in other countries. Stimulated by the colour, originality, power, and poetry, they are interested to know more. This title, first published in 1928, traces the general... more...

  • Colloquial Kazakhby Zaure Batayeva

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    Colloquial Kazakh provides a step-by-step course in Kazakh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Kazakh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is... more...

  • A descriptive grammar of early Old Japanese proseby J.R. Bentley

    BRILL 2001; US$ 155.00

    The oldest written stage of the Japanese language forms the subject of John Bentley's important volume. The underlying texts (also presented here) are those of the religious liturgies (norito) and imperial edicts (A.D. 685). more...

  • Speaking through the Silenceby Laine A. Berman

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 179.99

    Uncovering the structures and functions of conversational narratives uttered within natural social networks, Laine Berman shows how working-class Javanese women discursively construct identity and meaning within the rigid constraints of an hierarchical social order. She does this by identifying the silences, the "unsaid", and by revealing both the... more...

  • Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideologyby Shigeko Okamoto; Janet S. Shibamoto Smith

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 77.99

    Japanese Language, Gender and Ideology is a collection of previously unpublished articles by established as well as promising young scholars in Japanese language and gender studies. The contributors to this edited volume argue that traditional views of language in Japan are cultural constructs created by policy makers and linguists, and that Japanese... more...

  • A History of South African Literatureby Christopher Heywood

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 42.00

    This book is a critical study of South African literature, from colonial and pre-colonial times onwards. more...

  • Black Mindby O.R. Dathorne

    University of Minnesota Press 1974; US$ 90.00

    The comprehensive account of the development of African literature from its beginnings in oral tradition to its contemporary expression in the writings of Africans in various African and European languages provides insight, both broad and deep, into the B more...

  • The Changelingby Thomas Middleton; William Rowley

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    Considered by critics to be one of the best tragedies of the English Renaissance, The Changeling was written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley and first published in book form in 1653. Beatrice-Joanna is betrothed to Alonzo but in love with Alsemero. She convinces De Flores, who is in love with her, to help her be free of Alonzo - by murdering... more...