Books in category Literary Criticism – Asian

  • World Views

    World Views
    Jon Hegglund

    World Views examines literary representations of spatial form within the contexts of the emerging disciplines of geography, geopolitics, and international relations, positing that modernism's experimental engagements with space intended to …

  • Rethinking India s Oral and Classical Epics

    Rethinking India’s Oral and Classical Epics
    Alf Hiltebeitel

    Breathtaking in scope, this work is indispensable for those seeking a deeper understanding of South Asia's Hindu and Muslim traditions. This work is the third volume in Hiltebeitel's study of the Draupadi cult.

  • The Funeral of a Giraffe

    The Funeral of a Giraffe
    Taeko Tomioka

    The first collection of short stories by award-winning scriptwriter-poet turned fiction writer, Taeko Tomioka.

  • Riddles of Belonging

    Riddles of Belonging
    Christi A. Merrill

    Salman Rushdie is not the first to pose crucial questions of belonging by telling a version of this narrative: the work of non-English-language writers like Vijay Dan Detha, whose tales are at the core of this book, asks what …

  • Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature

    Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature
    Rachael Hutchinson, Mark Williams

    Using a diverse cross-section of writers and texts as case studies, this edited volume brings together contributions from a number of leading international experts in the field and is written at an accessible level, making it essential …

  • East Wind Melts the Ice

    East Wind Melts the Ice
    Liza Dalby

    This is a book to dip in and out of throughout the year."—Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun "Liza Dalby's memoir of the seasons is as fresh and captivating as springtime.

  • Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat

    Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat
    Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

    Taking Gandhi's use of these works in his social reconstruction programs as an example, the book suggests that when religious forms such as songs and hagiographies of saint-poets of South Asia acquire dimensions of popular culture, they …

  • Modernism in Practice

    Modernism in Practice
    Leith Morton

    A significant dimension of this volume is the detailed and extensive treatment afforded two important areas of postwar Japanese verse: the poetry of women and of Okinawa.

  • Pali

    Thomas Oberlies

    The grammar presents a full decription of Pali, the language used in the Theravada Buddhist canon, which is still alive in Ceylon and South-East Asia.

  • Indonesian Literature Vs New Order Orthodoxy

    Indonesian Literature Vs New Order Orthodoxy
    Anna-Greta Nilsson Hoadley

    In the process a half million lives were lost." "This book analyses Indonesian literature produced during the New Order period dealing with the events of 1965-1966 and its consequences.

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