all ebooks in category: Japanese Literary Criticism (9)

Born Translated: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature
English | ISBN: 0231165943 | 2015 | 336 pages | EPUB | 18 MB

As a growing number of contemporary novelists write for publication in multiple languages, the genre's form and aims are shifting. Born-translated novels include passages that …

Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan
2019 | ISBN: 0691183627 | English | 240 pages | PDF | 19 MB

From the opening of trade with Britain in the 1850s, Japan occupied a unique and contradictory place in the Victorian imagination, regarded as both a …

Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei
English | ISBN: 0804748632 | April 16, 2008 | EPUB | 432 pages | 2.50 MB

Murmured Conversations is the first complete and rigorously annotated translation of Sasamegoto (1463–1464), considered the most important and representative poetic treatise of the medieval period …

This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud
2009 | ISBN: 0804762333 | English | 196 pages | PDF | 2 MB

This Perversion Called Love positions one of Japan's most canonical and best translated 20th century authors at the center of contemporary debates in feminism. Examining …

The First Modern Japanese: The Life of Ishikawa Takuboku
2016 | ISBN: 0231179723 | English | 288 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Many books in Japanese have been devoted to the poet and critic Ishikawa Takuboku (1886–1912). Although he died at the age of twenty-six and wrote …

Understanding Humor in Japan
English | February 17, 2006 | ISBN: 0814331653 | EPUB | 264 pages | 19 MB

Japanese conventions about comedy and laughter are largely unanalyzed. For many students of Japanese culture and visitors to Japan, Japanese humor seems obscure, incomprehensible, paradoxical, …

Samurai Tales: Courage, Fidelity, and Revenge in the Final Years of the Shogun
English | August 4, 2015 | ISBN: 4805311231 | 256 pages | EPUB | 2.51 Mb

Samurai Tales is about the legendary men from the samurai class who fought for the helm of power in 19th century Japan. These are stories …

A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku and Zen
English | Oct. 1, 2003 | ISBN: 1593760086 | 192 Pages | EPUB | 2.11 MB

Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself by brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. The haiku verse form is a superb means of studying Zen …

The Cultural Career of Coolness [Repost]
English | October 10, 2013 | ISBN: 0739173162 | 320 pages | EPUB | 0.53 Mb

Cool is a word of American English that has been integrated into the vocabulary of numerous languages around the globe. Today it is a term …