Books in category Literary Criticism – Asian

  • Five Decades

    Five Decades
    D. S. Rao

    On the completion of fiftieth year of Sahitya Akademi.

  • Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees

    Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees
    Stanleigh H. Jones Jr.

    This book carefully translates a seminal work of Japanese puppet theater, written in 1747, during the the genre's golden age. The editor includes background information on the play and a bibliography.

  • The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature

    The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature
    Susan Jolliffe Napier

    A close analysis of fantasy, fiction, film and comics reveals the ambivilance felt by many Japanese towards the success story of the nation in the twentieth century A wide range of fantasies, many discussed here for the first time in …

  • 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.

  • Guru English

    Guru English
    Srinivas Aravamudan

    The book surveys a specific set of religious vocabularies from South Asia that, Aravamudan argues, launches a different kind of cosmopolitanism into global use.

  • Islands and Continents

    Islands and Continents
    John Minford, Brian Holton, Agnes Hung-chong Chan

    From one of the most celebrated literary figures in Hong Kong comes this collection of short stories. Seeing Hong Kong through a kaleidoscope, the author poignantly represents Hong Kong through a variety of themes.

  • On the Art of the N_ Drama

    On the Art of the N_ Drama
    Zeami

    The texts make absorbing reading, but they are difficult in the original, even for specialists.

  • 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 …

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