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Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
by Stephen Mitchell
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"A flowing, unbroken version that reads as effortlessly as a novel...with startlingly familiar hopes, fears, and lusts. Mitchell...cracks open the lessons in andlt;iandgt;Gilgameshandlt;/iandgt; by rebuilding its clay fragments into a poem easy on the... (read more)

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Journey to the West #1: Journey to the West, Volume 1
Journey to the West #1: Journey to the West, Volume 1
by Chengen Wu
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Anthony C. Yu is the Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Humanities and Professor, The Divinity School, Departments of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, English Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, and the... (read more)

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The Arabian Nights
The Arabian Nights
by Husain Haddawy
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The tales portray a world of magic, wish-fulfillment and pleasure, depicting the marriage of the supernatural to the ordinary and the sacred to the profane.... (read more)

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Adventures of Amir Hamza (07 Edition)
Adventures of Amir Hamza (07 Edition)
by Ghalib Lakhnavi
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Praise for The Adventures of Amir Hamza: “The Adventures of Amir Hamza is a wonder and a revelation — a classic of epic literature in an interpretation so fluent that it is a pleasure to sit down and lose oneself in it. The story line... (read more)

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Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse
Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse
by Anonymous
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"Ferry's version [of Gilgamesh will] become the standard English text."--Fred Marchant, The Harvard Review "There have been other English accounts of this hero with a thousand descendants, but this is the first one that is as much poetry as scholarship."... (read more)

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Sindbad and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights
Sindbad and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights
by Husain Haddawy
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Husain Haddawy"s rapturously received translation of The Arabian Nightsis based on a landmark reconstruction of the earliest extant manuscript version. Readers of this classic will also want to own Sindbad, a collection of four later stories associated... (read more)

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Tale of the Heike (14 Edition)
Tale of the Heike (14 Edition)
by Tyler Royall
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From the acclaimed translator of The Tale of Genji, a groundbreaking rendering of Japanand#8217;s great martial epic The fourteenth-century Tale of the Heike is Japanand#8217;s Iliadand#151;a moving depiction of the late twelfth-century wars between the... (read more)

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One Hundred Poems from the Japanese
One Hundred Poems from the Japanese
by Kenneth Rexroth
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The poems are drawn chiefly from the traditional , and collections, but there are also examplaes of haiku and other later forms. The sound of the Japanese texts i reproduced in Romaji script and the names of the poets in the calligraphy of Ukai Uchiyama.... (read more)

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The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales
The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales
by Haruo Shirane
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Burton Watson and Haruo Shirane, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese anecdotal ( setsuwa) literature. These orally narrated and written tales drew on both local folk... (read more)

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One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling
One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling
by Hanan Al Shaykh
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CA DAO Vietnam: Vietnamese Folk Poety
CA DAO Vietnam: Vietnamese Folk Poety
by John Balaban
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Poetry. Asian American Studies. Translation. During the Vietnam War, John Balaban traveled the Vietnamese countryside alone, taping, transcribing, and translating oral folk poems known as "ca dao." No one had ever done this before, and it was Balaban's... (read more)

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Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature
Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature
by Robert Irwin
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Spanning the fifth to the sixteenthcenturies, from Afghanistan to Spain, Night and Horses and the Desert includes translated extracts from all the major classics in an invaluable introduction to the subject. Robert Irwin has selected a wide range of... (read more)

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms Volume 2
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Volume 2
by Kuan Chung Lo
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This epic saga of brotherhood and rivalry, of loyalty and treachery, of victory and death forms part of the indelible core of classical Chinese culture and continues to fascinate modern-day readers. In 220 EC, the 400-year-old rule of the mighty Han... (read more)

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The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
by N K Sandars
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N. K. Sandars's landmark translation of one of the first and greatest works of Western literature Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic... (read more)

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Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women's Poems from Tang China (Lannan Translations Selection)
Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women's Poems from Tang China (Lannan Translations Selection)
by Jeanne Larsen
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Wine-house singers, empresses, angst-ridden wives, and broken-hearted nuns: poems from China's golden age.... (read more)

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Three Kingdoms Abridged Edition
Three Kingdoms Abridged Edition
by Luo Guanzhong
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Moss Roberts is Professor of Chinese at New York University. He translated an unabridged edition of Three Kingdoms (California, 1992) and is the translator and editor of Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies (1979).... (read more)

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Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures
Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures
by Chengen Wu
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China's most popular traditional novel, Journey to the West is the thrilling story of the Monkey King and his epic quest, with his trusted companions, to redeem himself. They face fantastic foes, demons and monsters during their amazing adventures... (read more)

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The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature
The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature
by Victor H Mair
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With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach. Ranging from the beginnings to 1919, this abridged version of The Columbia... (read more)

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One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling
One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling
by Hanan Al Shaykh
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Gathered and passed down over the centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the... (read more)

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Mountian Poems of Meng Hao-jan (04 Edition)
Mountian Poems of Meng Hao-jan (04 Edition)
by Hao-jan Meng
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The first full flowering of Chinese poetry occurred in the illustrious Tang Dynasty, and at the beginning of this renaissance stands Meng Hao-jan (689-740 c.e.), esteemed elder to a long line of Chinas greatest poets. Deeply influenced by Chan (Zen... (read more)

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