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  • Life in Numbers: Write Haikuby Lisa Holewa

    Teacher Created Materials 2017; US$ 7.99

    Have you ever looked closely at a pinecone, a leaf, or a flower? If you have, you might have noticed patterns. A haiku is a form of poetry based on patterns. Haiku are often inspired by nature. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to haiku, explores its cultural importance and history, and invites students to... more...

  • Valmiki's Uttara Kandaby Arshia Sattar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 27.00

    The last and most intriguing book of the Ramayana , the Uttara is rendered here by Arshia Sattar in vivid, sensuous detail. Accompanied by her thoughtful essays that explore the moral complexity of this most enduring of epics, this translation crystallizes Sattar’s deep and intimate knowledge of the Ramayana in a way that is utterly compelling.... more...

  • Languages and Literary Cultures in Hyderabadby Kousar.J. Azam

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    There is great interest in recent scholarship in the study of metropolitan cultures in India as evident from the number of books that have appeared on cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Though Hyderabad has a rich archive of history scattered in many languages, very few attempts have been made to bring this scholarship together. The... more...

  • Dolce Felicitàby James Calbraith; valentina staffieri

    Flying Squid 2017; US$ 1.00

    Sia come ingredienti fondamentale della cerimonia del tè, importanti elementi di riti di culto, o semplicemente come modo per rinfrescarsi durante la torrida estate giapponese, i dolci sono fondamentali per la vita e la cultura giapponese come la poesia o il giardinaggio. Per me, sono stati anche un modo per sperimentare questa cultura - e alcuni dei... more...

  • Narrative Poemby Yang Lian; Brian Holton

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 14.99

    Before and since his enforced exile from 1989, Yang Lian has been one of the most innovative and influential poets in China. Widely hailed in America and Europe as a highly individual voice in world literature, he has been translated into many languages. Narrative Poem, Yang Lian’s most personal work to date, is built around a series of family photographs,... more...

  • Women's Poetry and Poetics in Late Imperial Chinaby Haihong Yang

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This study examines women poets and their poetry in late imperial China. The author explores the poetic forms and devices women poets employed, places their work into the context of the wider literary history of the period, and analyzes how they asserted their own agency to negotiate their literary, social, and political concerns. more...

  • Teikaby Paul S. Atkins

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Fujiwara no Teika (1162–1241) was born into an illustrious lineage of poets just as Japan’s ancien régime was ceding authority to a new political order dominated by military power. Overcoming personal and political setbacks, Teika and his allies championed a new style of poetry that managed to innovate conceptually and linguistically within the... more...

  • When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilitiesby Chen Chen; Jericho Brown

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2017; US$ 9.99

    This award-winning debut interrogates the fragile, inherited ways of approaching love and family from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. more...

  • The Fugitive and Other Poemsby Dr Rabindranath Tagore

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    The first non-Western writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature Rabindranath Tagore was the literary voice of India. ‘The Fugitive’ is an excellent example of his work, featuring six stories and several spiritual songs. more...

  • Chinese Poetic Writingby Francois Cheng; Donald Riggs; Jerome Seaton

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    The most inovative study of Chinese poetry ever written, François Cheng's Chinese Poetic Writing--now in its first expanded, English-language edition--is an essential read for fans and scholars of Chinese literature and the art of poetry in general.   Since its first publication in French in 1977, Chinese Poetic Writing has been considered... more...