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Tales of Moonlight and Rain
  • Author : Akinari Ueda
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN Code: 9780231139137

Summary: Tales of Moonlight and Rain alludes to the belief that mysterious beings appear on cloudy, rainy nights and in mornings with the lingering moon. In "Shiramine," the vengeful ghost of the former emperor Sutoku reassumes the role of king; in "The Chrysanthemum Vow," a faithful revenant fulfills a promise; "The Kibitsu Cauldron" tells a tale of spirit possession; and in "The Carp of My Dreams," a man straddles the boundaries between the waking world and dream. Akinari's masterful combination of phrases from Japanese classics with creatures from Chinese and Japanese fiction and lore lend the collection its eerie beauty. This translation skillfully maintains the allure and complexity of Akinari's original prose.


Ugetsu Monogatari Or Tales of Moonlight and Rain
  • Author : Ueda Akinari
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN Code: 0415618770

Summary: Ugetsu Monogatari, or Tales of Moonlight and Rain numbers among the best-loved Japanese classics. These nine illustrated tales of the supernatural from eighteenth-century Osaka combine popular appeal with a high literary standard. The author expressed his complex views on human life and society in simple yet poetic language. Akinari questioned the prevailing moral values and standards of his age whilst entertaining his readers with mystery and other-worldly occurrences. This is a reissue of Leon Zolbrodâe(tm)s definitive English translation of the work, first published in 1974.


Ugetsu Monogatari or Tales of Moonlight and Rain (Routledge Revivals)
  • Author : Ueda Akinari
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN Code: 1136810323

Summary: Ugetsu Monogatari, or Tales of Moonlight and Rain numbers among the best-loved Japanese classics. These nine illustrated tales of the supernatural from eighteenth-century Osaka combine popular appeal with a high literary standard. The author expressed his complex views on human life and society in simple yet poetic language. Akinari questioned the prevailing moral values and standards of his age whilst entertaining his readers with mystery and other-worldly occurrences. This is a reissue of Leon Zolbrod’s definitive English translation of the work, first published in 1974.




Tales of the Supernatural in Early Modern Japan
  • Author : Noriko T. Reider
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: This book is intended to assess the significance of kaidan, specifically its multi-dimensional reflection of an impact on Japanese culture in the Edo period. The legacy of Japan's cultural efflorescence in the late eighteenth century was far-reaching, its fruits often seen as epitomizing the entire Tokugawa period. In the years between the Kan'en era (1748-1751) and the chilling effects of the Kansei Reforms (1790), there was no dearth of innovative belletristic expression, but in the area of fiction, the yomihon of Ueda Akinari (1734-1809) eclipse all else. Professor Reider's outstanding study treats this unusual scion of a remarkable age, contextualizing his work from a unique perspective. Under various noms de plume, Akinari authored significant works in several genres of both poetry and prose, but his greatest opus is incontrovertibly his Ugetsu monogatari (Tales of Moonlight and Rain), a collection of nine stories that revolutionized tales of the supernatural, elevating the genre to unprecedented levels of style and sophistication. Such a work deserves - and has duly received - ample critical attention from scholars on both sides of the Pacific, resulting in a plethora of seco


The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales
  • Author : Haruo Shirane
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN Code: 0231152450

Summary: Haruo Shirane and Burton Watson, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese folktales. These dramatic and often amusing stories offer a major view of the foundations of Japanese culture.


Japanese Gothic Tales
  • Author : Kyoka Izumi
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 1996-06-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN Code: 0824863097

Summary: Resisting the various forms of realism popular during the Meiji "enlightenment," Izumi Kyoka (1873-1939) was among the most popular writers who continued to work in the old-fashioned genres of fantasy, mystery, and romance. Gothic Tales makes available for the first time a collection of stories by this highly influential writer, whose decadent romanticism led him to envision an idiosyncratic world--a fictive purgatory --precious and bizarre though always genuine despite its melodramatic formality. The four stories presented here are among Kyoka's best-known works. They are drawn from four stages of the author's development, from the "conceptual novels" of 1895 to the fragmented romanticism of his mature work. In the way of introduction, Inouye presents a clear analysis of Kyoka's problematic stature as a "great gothic writer" and emphasizes the importance of Kyoka's work to the present reevaluation of literary history in general and modern Japanese literature in particular. The extensive notes that follow the translation serve as an intelligent guide for the reader, supplying details about each of the stories and how they fit into the pattern of mythic development that allowed Kyoka to deal with his fears in a way that sustained his life and, as Mishima Yukio put it, pushed the Japanese language to its highest potential.


Japanese and American Horror
  • Author : Katarzyna Marak
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-11-19
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 1476617929

Summary: Horror fiction is an important part of the popular culture in many modern societies. This book compares and contrasts horror narratives from two distinct cultures—American and Japanese—with a focus on the characteristic mechanisms that make them successful, and on their culturally-specific aspects. Including a number of narratives belonging to film, literature, comics and video games, this book provides a comprehensive perspective of the genre. It sheds light on the differences and similarities in the depiction of fear and horror in America and Japan, while emphasizing narrative patterns in the context of their respective cultures.


Record of Miraculous Events in Japan
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-23
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0231535163

Summary: The Nihon ryoiki, a collection of setsuwa, or "anecdotal" tales, compiled by a monk in late-eighth- or early-ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and the ways in which Buddhism's principles were adapted to the conditions of Japanese society. Beginning in the time before Buddhism was introduced to Japan, the text captures the effects of the nation's initial contact with Buddhism—brought by emissaries from the king of the Korean state of Paekche—and the subsequent adoption and dissemination of these new teachings in Japanese towns and cities. The Nihon ryoiki provides a crucial window into the ways in which Japanese Buddhists began to make sense of the teachings and texts of their religion, incorporate religious observances and materials from Korea and China, and articulate a popularized form of Buddhist practice and belief that could extend beyond monastic centers. The setsuwa genre would become one of the major textual projects of classical and medieval Buddhism, with nearly two dozen collections appearing over the next five centuries. The Nihon ryoiki serves as a vital reference for these later works, with the tales it contains finding their way into folkloric traditions and becoming a major source for Japanese authors well into the modern period.


Once and Forever
  • Author : Kenji Miyazawa
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1681372614

Summary: Kenji Miyazawa is one of modern Japan’s most beloved writers, a great poet and a strange and marvelous spinner of tales, whose sly, humorous, enchanting, and enigmatic stories bear a certain resemblance to those of his contemporary Robert Walser. John Bester’s selection and expert translation of Miyazawa’s short fiction reflects its full range from the joyful, innocent “Wildcat and the Acorns,” to the cautionary tale “The Restaurant of Many Orders,” to “The Earthgod and the Fox,” which starts out whimsically before taking a tragic turn. Miyazawa also had a deep connection to Japanese folklore and an intense love of the natural world. In “The Wild Pear,” what seem to be two slight nature sketches succeed in encapsulating some of the cruelty and compensations of life itself.


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  • Author : Grace Lin
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0316052604

Summary: This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.


Timeless Moon
  • Author : C. T. Adams,Cathy Clamp
  • Publisher : Tor Paranormal Romance
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 9780765356659

Summary: Josette Monier is a legend among the Sazi. One of the most powerful, beautiful, and oldest Sazi in existence, she lives in self-imposed exile. Her gift of sight is so strong that to be around other living creatures is to be in pain. What Josette has experienced lies beyond the scope of the Sazi, for her mate is in love with someone else. But when her gift of sight reveals trouble for her community, she knows that she has no choice. She must set aside her personal pain and save her people. And perhaps save herself and find love again.


Record of Miraculous Events in Japan
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-23
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0231535163

Summary: The Nihon ryoiki, a collection of setsuwa, or "anecdotal" tales, compiled by a monk in late-eighth- or early-ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and the ways in which Buddhism's principles were adapted to the conditions of Japanese society. Beginning in the time before Buddhism was introduced to Japan, the text captures the effects of the nation's initial contact with Buddhism—brought by emissaries from the king of the Korean state of Paekche—and the subsequent adoption and dissemination of these new teachings in Japanese towns and cities. The Nihon ryoiki provides a crucial window into the ways in which Japanese Buddhists began to make sense of the teachings and texts of their religion, incorporate religious observances and materials from Korea and China, and articulate a popularized form of Buddhist practice and belief that could extend beyond monastic centers. The setsuwa genre would become one of the major textual projects of classical and medieval Buddhism, with nearly two dozen collections appearing over the next five centuries. The Nihon ryoiki serves as a vital reference for these later works, with the tales it contains finding their way into folkloric traditions and becoming a major source for Japanese authors well into the modern period.


The Happy Prince and Other Stories (Illustrated Edition)
  • Author : Oscar Wilde,General Press
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2016-09-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 8180320146

Summary: 'The Happy Prince and Other Tales' is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde, first published in 1888. Oscar Wilde is at his imaginative best in this wonderful collection of fairy tales. The five stories include 'The Happy Prince', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Devoted Friend' and 'The Remarkable Rocket'. The stories have become popular classics and adapted in all kinds of audio-visual media. The stories about unhappy princes, mean giants, a sacrificing nightingale, a devoted friend and a self important fire cracker, have become material for bedtime tales. And at each story's heart lies a simple lesson in an important human value. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age.


In Ghostly Japan
  • Author : Lafcadio Hearn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-07-16
  • Category:
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN Code: 3752303689

Summary: Reproduction of the original: In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn


Tandai Sh?shin Roku
  • Author : Ueda Akinari
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2010-02
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN Code: 0557255554

Summary: This is the first complete translation of Tandai shŠshin roku, which provides the best source for an understanding of the eighteenth-century Japanese literary figure Ueda Akinari (1734-1809) – a man of many talents and wide-ranging interests: haikai and waka poet, writer of fiction, commentator on Japanese classical texts, doctor of Confucian medicine, keen student of history and botany, tea connoisseur and amateur potter. In this highly personal work dating from his last year, when he was almost blind and in poor health, Akinari allows his writing brush to wander at will, giving his unvarnished opinions on contemporary and historical people and events, commenting on various social customs, criticizing friend and foe alike, defending the existence of the supernatural and sharing his love of nature. Akinari’s candour, humour, curiosity of mind and impressive erudition make Tandai shŠshin roku an unusual and interesting text that has long deserved to be better known.


Traditional Japanese Arts And Culture
  • Author : Stephen Addiss,Gerald Groemer,J. Thomas Rimer
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN Code: 9780824828783

Summary: Compiled in this volume is original material on Japanese arts and culture from the prehistoric era to the Meiji Restoration (1867). These sources, including many translated here for the first time, are placed in their historical context and outfitted with brief commentaries, allowing the reader to make connections to larger concepts and values found in Japanese culture. This book contains material on the visual and literary arts, as well as primary texts on topics not easily classified in Western categories, such as the martial and culinary arts, the art of tea, and flower arranging. More than sixty color and black-and-white illustrations enrich the collection and provide further insights into Japanese artistic and cultural values. Also included are a bibliography of English-language and Japanese sources and an extensive list of suggested further readings.


Oral Literature in Africa
  • Author : Ruth Finnegan
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-09
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 614
  • ISBN Code: 1906924708

Summary: Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of storytelling across the continent of Africa. This revised edition makes Finnegan's ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language" and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa. This book is the first volume in the World Oral Literature Series, an ongoing collaboration between OBP and World Oral Literature Project. A free online archive of recordings and photographs that Finnegan made during her fieldwork in the late 1960s is hosted by the World Oral Literature Project (http: //www.oralliterature.org/collections/rfinnegan001.html) and can also be accessed from publisher's website.



Japan
  • Author : Nancy K. Stalker
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN Code: 0520962834

Summary: Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool provides a historical account of Japan’s elite and popular cultures from premodern to modern periods. Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship across numerous disciplines, Nancy K. Stalker presents the key historical themes, cultural trends, and religious developments throughout Japanese history. Focusing on everyday life and ordinary consumption, this is the first textbook of its kind to explore both imperial and colonial culture and offer expanded content on issues pertaining to gender and sexuality. Organized into fourteen chronological and thematic chapters, this text explores some of the most notable and engaging aspects of Japanese life and is well suited for undergraduate classroom use.


The Means of Escape
  • Author : Penelope Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-03-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 0544228111

Summary: With the death of Penelope Fitzgerald this year, the literary world lost one of its finest, most original, and most beloved authors. Fitzgerald began her writing career at age sixty and wrote eight remarkable novels in rapid succession over the next twenty years. Completed just before her death, THE MEANS OF ESCAPE is Fitzgerald's first new book since the best-selling THE BLUE FLOWER. Never before have her short stories been collected in book form, and none of them has ever appeared in the United States. THE MEANS OF ESCAPE showcases this incomparable author at her most intelligent, her funniest, her best. Like her novels, these brilliant stories are miniature studies of the endless absurdity of human behavior. Concise, comic, biting, and mischievous, they are vintage Fitzgerald. Roaming the globe and the ages, the stories travel from England to France to New Zealand and from today to the seventeenth century. Uniting them is a universal theme: the shifting balance between those who are in positions of power--by wealth, status, or class--and those who, deceptively, are not. THE MEANS OF ESCAPE memorializes a life and a writer guided by a generous but unwavering moral gaze.


Anthology of Korean Literature
  • Author : Peter H. Lee
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 1983-02-01
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN Code: 9780824807566

Summary: This books offers a comprehensive sampling of the major genres of poetry and prose written from about A.D. 600 to the end of the nineteenth century. The book contains a dazzling array of myths and legends, essays and biographies, love poems and Zen poems, satirical tales and tales of wonder, stories of adventure and of heroism, as well as quieter works treating the farmer's works and days and the pleasures and sorrows of the simple life.


The Edogawa Rampo Reader
  • Author : Ranpo Edogawa,Seth Jacobowitz,Takayuki Tatsumi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN Code: 9784902075250

Summary: Edogawa Rampo (pseudonym of Hirai Taro, 1894-1965) is the acknowledged grand master of Japan's golden age of crime and mystery fiction. He is also a major writer in the tradition of Japanese Modernism, and exerts a massive influence on the popular and literary culture of today's Japan. The Edogawa Rampo Reader presents a selection of outstanding examples of his short fiction, and a selection of his non-fiction prose. Together, they present a full and accurate picture of Rampo as a major contributor to the Japanese literary scene, helping to clarify his achievements to the English-speaking world. All the content of the Rampo Reader is brand-new to English. His non-fiction work has never been translated into English before. This is the only place to find a comprehensive one-volume introduction to the world of Edogawa Rampo.


The Princess and the Pea
  • Author : Hans Christian Andersen,Kari James
  • Publisher : Twin Sisters®
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN Code: 1625815476

Summary: Simple text and captivating illustrations are paired with beautiful music and fun sound-effects to help tell the classic tale of "The Princess and the Pea." Prince Fastidious travels the world to find his perfect princess. But something is not quite right about any of them. They either talk too much, or not at all. Some are too old for him, or too young. Others are spoiled or have too many noisy, little dogs. Find out what happens when Princess Rose accidentally comes to the castle at night because of a fierce storm. How does she prove to the Queen that she’s a real princess? A happy ending adds interest to this fairy tale and encourages a lifelong love for reading.


Thunder Rose
  • Author : Jerdine Nolen
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 9780152060060

Summary: Unusual from the day she is born, Thunder Rose performs all sorts of amazing feats, including building metal structures, taming a stampeding herd of steers, capturing a gang of rustlers, and turning aside a tornado. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Reprint.




The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • Author : Brian Selznick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Pages : 533
  • ISBN Code: 9781407105048

Summary: ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlock with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover lfe, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.


The Secret Window
  • Author : Anthony Hood Chambers
  • Publisher : Harvard Univ Asia Center
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN Code: 9780674796744

Summary: At the time of his death in 1965 at the age of seventy-nine, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro had been writing fiction, plays, essays, poems, and translations almost without interruption for more than fifty-five years. In this series of meditations on seven of Tanizaki's novels and novellas, the renowned translator Anthony Chambers explores the attempt by Tanizaki's characters to construct ideal worlds: fantasies that were far removed from the concerns of everyday life and were, for the most part, unattainable. Chambers focuses on the thread of fantasy that Tanizaki weaves throughout his work; he examines the writer's subtle use of storytelling devices to evoke his characters' alternate sense of reality and encourage the reader's participation in their fantasies. Using his intimate knowledge of Tanizaki's works, Chambers superbly evokes the beauty and truth Tanizaki's characters find in their ideal worlds.


How Raven Stole the Sun
  • Author : Maria Williams,Felix Vigil
  • Publisher : Abbeville Kids
  • Release Date : 2000-11-20
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN Code: 9780789201638

Summary: Retells the Tlingit story of how Raven transformed himself and stole the sun, moon, and stars from the Chief of the people, and what happened to him as a result.



The Story of My Life
  • Author : Helen Keller
  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Release Date : 2016-02-18
  • Category:
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 9385609394

Summary: “...every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.” HELEN KELLER was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At nineteen months old an acute illness nearly took her life and left her deaf and blind. At the recommendation of Alexander Graham Bell, her parents contacted the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, and Anne Sullivan was sent to tutor Helen. The story of their early years together, and of Helen’s remarkable psychological and intellectual growth, is told in The Story of My Life, which first appeared in installments in Ladies’ Home Journal in 1902. With Anne Sullivan, “Teacher,” at her side, Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904, an extraordinary accomplishment for any woman of her time. Helen was dedicated to helping the blind and handicapped, raising funds for the American Foundation for the Blind and lobbying for commissions for the blind in thirty states. A women’s rights activist, a Swedenborgian, a socialist, and a world-famous celebrity, Helen Keller received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and many honorary degrees. Her other books include The World I Live In (1908), Midstream: My Later Life (1929), Helen Keller’s Journal (1938), and Let Us Have Faith (1940). She died in 1968. Her burial urn is in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.


Vietnam as if…
  • Author : Kim Huynh
  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-20
  • Category:
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN Code: 1925022315

Summary: Vietnam as if… follows five young people who have moved from the countryside to the city. Their dramatic everyday lives illuminate some of the most pressing issues in Vietnam today: ‘The Sticky Rice Seller’ explores gender roles; ‘The Ball Boy’ is all about the struggles of sexual and ethnic minorities; ‘The Professional’ examines relations between rich and poor; ‘The Goalkeeper’ delves into politics and ideology; and ‘The Student’ reflects upon family and faith. The stories also reboot several classics of Vietnamese literature for the twenty-first century, including ‘Floating Dumplings’ by feminist poet Ho Xuan Huong, Vu Trong Phung’s satire of French colonialism Dumb Luck, Nguyen Du’s epic account of fate and sacrifice ‘The Tale of Kieu’, and the proclamations of Ho Chi Minh. These novellas reveal the deepest sentiments of Vietnamese youth as they – like youth everywhere – come of age, fall in love and contest their destiny. In 2011 Kim Huynh returned to Vietnam, having left more than three decades earlier. He had few plans other than to experience as much of his birthplace as possible. That year he came into contact with a wide range of people and took on many trades. Kim drank and dined with government officials, went on pilgrimages with corporate tycoons and marched in the streets against foreign aggression. He sold sticky rice, was a tennis player and also a ball boy, attended all manner of rituals and celebrations, eavesdropped on people in cafés and restaurants, and went back to the classroom as both a student and a teacher. Rich in detail and broad in scope, these tales capture Kim’s experiences and imaginings of Vietnam as if….


Empress of All Seasons
  • Author : Emiko Jean
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0544530942

Summary: One girl must compete to become the next empress while keeping her monstrous identity a secret in this Ancient Japan-inspired standalone fantasy.


Fantasy and Horror
  • Author : Marshall B. Tymn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.


The Eleventh Son
  • Author : Long Gu,Rebecca S. Tai
  • Publisher : Homa & Sekey Books
  • Release Date : 2005-01
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN Code: 1931907161

Summary: Xiao, the Great Bandit, rescues the beautiful Shen several times, which plants the seed of love in both of them. But Shen is married to a rich man who is also an outstanding martial artist. Xiao has his own secret admirer, Feng, an attractive swordswoman with a quick temper. Xiao is drawn into a messy fight for the legendary Deer Carver. Before he can take any action, Shen's grandmother is murdered, and Xiao is named the killer. It appears that things are spinning out of control...One of the top three Chinese martial arts fiction writers, Gu Long wrote 69 novels, many of which have been adapted for TV or cinema.


Tandai Sh?shin Roku
  • Author : Ueda Akinari
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2010-02
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN Code: 0557255554

Summary: This is the first complete translation of Tandai shŠshin roku, which provides the best source for an understanding of the eighteenth-century Japanese literary figure Ueda Akinari (1734-1809) – a man of many talents and wide-ranging interests: haikai and waka poet, writer of fiction, commentator on Japanese classical texts, doctor of Confucian medicine, keen student of history and botany, tea connoisseur and amateur potter. In this highly personal work dating from his last year, when he was almost blind and in poor health, Akinari allows his writing brush to wander at will, giving his unvarnished opinions on contemporary and historical people and events, commenting on various social customs, criticizing friend and foe alike, defending the existence of the supernatural and sharing his love of nature. Akinari’s candour, humour, curiosity of mind and impressive erudition make Tandai shŠshin roku an unusual and interesting text that has long deserved to be better known.


Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky
  • Author : Elphinstone Dayrell
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1968
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN Code: 9780395539637

Summary: An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.