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Major Works: Literature

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  1. Literature and Drama

    with special reference to Shakespeare and his contemporaries

    By Stanley Wells

    First published in 1970. This book examines the areas of plays that are dependent upon the art of the theatre and the fluidity of interpretation to which this gives rise. It discusses the printing of plays and the limited attempts that have have been made to convey theatrical experience, taking as...

    Published December 5th 2010 by Routledge

  2. The Tale of Genji

    Edited by Richard H. Okada

    The monumental Japanese fictional narrative known as The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari) appeared during the first decade or so of the eleventh century, CE. This vast narrative—which spans three-quarters of a century, and is made up of fifty-four chapters and 795 poems—has been attributed to a...

    Published December 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  3. Semiotics

    Edited by Peer F. Bundgaard, Frederik Stjernfelt

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Semiotics (the study of sign processes—‘semiosis’—and sign systems) embraces linguistics, philosophy, and literary studies, as well as linking to anthropology, art, psychology, and biology. This new Routledge collection helps to make sense of the subject’s huge interdisciplinary corpus of scholarly...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Masterpieces of Chikamatsu

    The Japanese Shakespeare

    By Robert Nichols

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western readers owing to the difficulty of translating the work into English. The introduction...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Ochikubo Monogatari or The Tale of the Lady Ochikubo

    A Tenth Century Japanese Novel

    Edited by Wilfrid Whitehouse

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    The Tale of the Lady Ochikubo dates from the last quarter of the tenth century. It is therefore one of the earliest of that long line of monogatari which are a special part of Japanese literature from the Heian Era. Ochikubo is the first novel: here for the first time is a vivid and realistic...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Soil

    A Portrait of Rural Life in Meiji Japan

    By Nagatsuka Takashi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western readers owing to the difficulty of translating the work into English. The introduction...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  7. The Phonetics of Japanese Language

    With Reference to Japanese Script

    By P M Suski

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    This book gives true characters of Japanese speech sounds in reference to European speech sounds. When it was first published in 1931, it was the first book of its kind. There are only 5 Japanese vowel elements as opposed to 18 in English, 13 in French and 8 in German. There are 15 Japanese...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Year Names of China and Japan

    By P M Suski

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Japan adopted the practice of using year names of "Nengoh" during 645 A D (the first year of Taikwa). Since then the accession of a new emperor, with the exception of a few, has been marked with a new year title, exactly as has been the custom in China. During the reign of some of the emperors, as...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  9. RLE: Japan Mini-Set C: Language & Literature (8 vols)

    By Various

    Mini-set C: Language & Literature re-issues a century of publishing in 8 volumes originally published between 1896 and 1989 and covers phonetics, grammar and syntax of the Japanese language as well as some of its most iconic literature and drama. For institutional purchases for...

    Published September 6th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity

    Celtic Soul Brothers

    By Lauren Onkey

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity analyzes the long history of imagined and real relationships between the Irish and African-Americans since the mid-nineteenth century in popular culture and literature. Irish writers and political activists have often claimed - and thereby created - a "...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge