Literature – April 2013
Criticism & interpretation
- Women writing violence : the novel and radical feminist imaginaries / Shreerekha Subramanian.
- Approaches to teaching The story of the stone (Dream of the red chamber) / edited by Andrew Schonebaum and Tina Lu.
- 文学革命与”新青年”传播 /陈斯华著 – Wen xue ge ming yu “Xin qing nian” chuan bo / Chen Sihua zhu.
- 子彈鴉片 : 天安門大屠殺的生死故事 / 廖亦武 – Zi dan ya pian : Tian’anmen da tu sha de sheng si gu shi / Liao Yiwu = Himmlischer Frieden / Liao Yiwu.
- Studies on the history and literature of Tibet and the Himalaya / Henk Blezer et al. ; edited by Roberto Vitali.
- Interventions autobiographiques des femmes du Maghreb : écriture de contestation / Samira Farhoud.
- 한일 근대 소설 의 문체 성립 : 다야마 가타이, 이와노 호메이, 김 동인 / 안 영희. – Han-Il kŭndae sosŏl ŭi munch’e sŏngnip : Tayama Kat’ai, Iwano Homei, Kim Tong-in = The establishment of the style in modern Korean & Japanese novels : Tayama Katai, Iwano Homei and Kim Dong-in / An Yŏng-hŭi.
- Rewriting medieval Japanese women : politics, personality, and literary production in the life of Nun Abutsu / Christina Laffin
- Translation/transmediation / edited by Atusko Sakaki
- An Edo anthology : literature from Japan’s mega-city, 1750-1850 / edited by Sumie Jones with Kenji Watanabe
- The crab cannery ship and other novels of struggle / Kobayashi Takiji translated by Željko Cipriš with an introduction by Komori Yōichi
- The novel / edited by Franco Moretti.
- On the margins : race, gender, and empire / O.R. Dathorne.
- 搜索 / 文雨著 – Sou suo = Human flesh search / Wen Yu zhu.
- The journey to the West / translated and edited by Anthony C. Yu.
- Capture / Roger Smith
Crime fiction set in Cape Town
- The childhood of Jesus / J.M. Coetzee.
Read a review of it from The Independent
- Motti : a novel / by Asaf Schurr ; translated and with an afterword by Todd Hasak-Lowy
- Exposure / Sayed Kashua.
Hebrew literature. Read a review of it from The Scotsman
- Namiutsu tochi. English
- Building waves / by Taeko Tomioka ; translated by Louise Heal Kawai.
Read it reviewed by the Junbungaku Japanese literature blog.
- Kusa no hana. English
- Flowers of grass / Takehiko Fukunaga ; translated and with an afterword by Royall Tyler.
The Wall Street Journal’s review said “Japan produced some of the most sublime works of psychological realism in the 20th century; “Flowers of Grass” is a small gem among those riches.”
- Dogs at the perimeter / Madeleine Thien.
The Guardian’s review said it was “a moving and credible portrait of Cambodia’s Year Zero”
- 戲曲的當代解讀 – Xi qu de dang dai jie du.
- New sites for Shakespeare : theatre, the audience, and Asia / John Russell Brown.
- Women’s poetry of late imperial China : transforming the inner chambers / Xiaorong Li
This study of poetry by women in late imperial China examines the metamorphosis of the trope of the “inner chambers” (gui), to which women were confined in traditional Chinese households, and which in literature were both a real and an imaginary place.
- 한국 시조 감상 / 김 진영 – Han’guk sijo kamsang / Kim Chin-yŏng … [kongjŏ].
- Before there is nowhere to stand : Palestine/Israel : poets respond to the struggle / edited by, Joan Dobbie & Grace Beeler with Edward Morin.
- Modern poetry of Pakistan / edited by Iftikhar Arif ; translations edited by Waqas Khwaja.
- Sunstreams and shadows / Cicely Rodway.
- The Heinemann book of African women’s poetry / edited by Stella and Frank Chipasula.
Reviewed here [Access – On campus or SOAS staff & students only]
Folk tales / literature
- Korean folk tales / edited by Seung Jae Lee
- Tales from the 7,000 isles : Filipino folk stories / Dianne de Las Casas and Zarah C. Gagatiga.
- From the mango tree and other folktales from Nepal / Kavita Ram Shrestha and Sarah Lamstein.
- Hyena and the moon : stories to tell from Kenya / Heather McNeil.
- Jasmine and coconuts : South Indian tales / Cathy Spagnoli and Paramasivam Samanna ; illustrated by Paramasivam Samanna.
- Tales from the Taiwanese / retold by Gary Marvin Davison.Literature — April 2013
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