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Who Ate Up All the Shinga?: An Autobiographical Novel

by Yu Young-nan & Stephen Epstein

Park Wan-suh is a best-selling and award-winning writer whose work has been widely translated and published throughout the world. Who Ate Up All the Shinga? is an extraordinary account of her experiences growing...


Frontier Taiwan: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry

by Michelle Yeh & N. G. D. Malmqvist

Taiwan has evolved dramatically from a little-known island to an internationally acclaimed economic miracle and thriving democracy. The history of modern Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the story of this...


Fitzgerald and Hemingway: Works and Days

by Scott Donaldson

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway might have been contemporaries, but our understanding of their work often rests on simple differences. Hemingway wrestled with war, fraternity, and the violence of nature....


Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Poet's Life

by Scott Donaldson

At the time of his death in 1935, Edwin Arlington Robinson was regarded as the leading American poet-the equal of Frost and Stevens. In this biography, Scott Donaldson tells the intriguing story of this poet's...


Chinese Fiction of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: Essays by Patrick Hanan

C. T. Hsia on Chinese Literature

by C. T. Hsia

-- Choloe Starr, The China Quarterly


Classic Writings on Poetry

by William Harmon

The poet is the sayer, the namer, and represents beauty. He is a sovereign, and stands on the centre.—Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet"

"[The poet] is a seer . . . . he is individual . . . he is complete...


Just Living: Poems and Prose of the Japanese Monk Tonna

by Steven D. Carter

One of the best scholar-translators in the field presents a selection of writings by Tonna (1289--1372), an outstanding medieval Buddhist poet-monk, very little of whose work has been translated until now. Tonna...


The Resurrected Skeleton: From Zhuangzi to Lu Xun

by Wilt L. Idema

The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi (369–286 B.C.E.) encountered a skull that later in a dream praises the pleasures of death over the toil of living. This anecdote became popular with poets in the second and...


The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

by Takasue no Musume Sugawara no, Sonja Arntzen & Moriyuki Ito

A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life,...


Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

by Heather Houser

The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings, and as efforts to prevent ecological and human degradation aligned, a new literature of...


Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery

by Nabil Matar

During the early modern period, hundreds of Turks and Moors traded in English and Welsh ports, dazzled English society with exotic cuisine and Arabian horses, and worked small jobs in London, while the "Barbary...


The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Woman's Memoirs

by Urmila Pawar, Maya Pandit & Wandana Sonalkar

"My mother used to weave aaydans, the Marathi generic term for all things made from bamboo. I find that her act of weaving and my act of writing are organically linked. The weave is similar. It is the weave...


Tales of Moonlight and Rain

by Akinari Ueda & Anthony Chambers

First published in 1776, the nine gothic tales in this collection are Japan's finest and most celebrated examples of the literature of the occult. They subtly merge the world of reason with the realm of the...


Translating Mount Fuji: Modern Japanese Fiction and the Ethics of Identity

by Dennis Washburn

Dennis Washburn traces the changing character of Japanese national identity in the works of six major authors: Ueda Akinari, Natsume S?seki, Mori ?gai, Yokomitsu Riichi, ?oka Shohei, and Mishima Yukio. By focusing...


Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde: War, Civilization, Modernity

by Christine Froula

Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde traces the dynamic emergence of Woolf's art and thought against Bloomsbury's public thinking about Europe's future in a period marked by two world wars and rising...


Wrestling with the Muse: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press

by Melba Joyce Boyd

And as I groped in darkness

and felt the pain of millions,

gradually, like day driving night across the continent,

I saw dawn upon them like the sun a vision.

—Dudley Randall, from "Roses and Revolutions"

In 1963,...


Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...


Unearthing the Changes: Recently Discovered Manuscripts of the  Yi Jing ( I Ching) and Related Texts

by Edward L. Shaughnessy

In recent years, three ancient manuscripts relating to the Yi jing (I Ching), or Classic of Changes, have been discovered. The earliest—the Shanghai Museum Zhou Yi—dates to about 300 B.C.E. and shows evidence...


I Love Dollars and Other Stories of China

by Wen Zhu & Julia Lovell

In five richly imaginative novellas and a short story, Zhu Wen depicts the violence, chaos, and dark comedy of China in the post-Mao era. A frank reflection of the seamier side of his nation's increasingly capitalist...