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November
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J. Martin Holman, Lane Dunlop, Yasunari Kawabata
Javier Marías, Margaret Jull Costa
Alisa Freedman, Yasunari Kawabata
Ronald W. Sousa, Clarice Lispector
Munshi Premchand
Marguerite Duras, Richard Seever
علاء الأسواني, Alaa Al Aswany
G.K. Chesterton
Douglas Parmée, Guy de Maupassant
March 2014
03
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“I see I am falling into the self-punishing, cynical tone again. Yet how comforting this tone is, like a sort of poultice on ...
February 2014
28
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On the one hand, The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry is a manifestation of greed, collecting together po...
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Not that it's a *bad* book, it's just...well, I can't say it better than this: "Joyce's masterwork ULYSSES (which I don't m...
January 2014
29
reviewed: Big Breasts & Wide Hips - Mo Yan
Is the uterus a prime property of the dowry that a bride brings into her marital life? Fertility being its most significant a...
January 2014
27
reviewed: Miyazawa Kenji: Selections by Kenji Miyazawa , Hiroaki Sato
Beneath the solitary Saddle Mountain terrain, Soil in dampness laid, memories of rain erase, Crimson sun teasing the amorphou...
December 2013
25
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Rokudan-no shirabe (Melody in six parts) - Yatsuhashi Kengyo , 1614–1685 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=totT2-eHLNQ
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Happy Booksmas, book porn lovers!
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Higuchi Ichiyo (1872-1896), whom Donald Keene termed the "principal woman novelist of the Meiji period," wrote the novella Ta...
October 2013
26
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Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) wrote Le grand écart in 1923, shortly before he started Thomas l'imposteur and already under the inf...
October 2013
24
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Of all those forces that threaten humanity, there are three which can be seen as the most feared: war, natural disasters and ...
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This contains minor spoilers throughout!Technical aspects first: This is clearly a dated book (or else it had very lenient ed...
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982), American poet, literary critic and essayist, was also an interest...
October 2013
23
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Rating: 1* of five The Publisher Says: A vicious fifteen-year-old "droog" is the central character of this 1963 classic, wh...
October 2013
22
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Once in a while, I stumble upon an unheard of book written by someone who expresses everything I have ever felt and says it a...

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