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The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters

by no Yasumaro Ō & Gustav Heldt Columbia University Press (September 09, 2014)

Written in the early eighth century, the Kojiki is considered Japan’s first literary and historical work. A compilation of myths, legends, songs, and genealogies, it recounts the birth of Japan’s islands,...


The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities

by Eric Hayot Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture...


Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

by Chris Andrews Columbia University Press (July 29, 2014)

Since the publication of The Savage Detectives in 2007, the work of Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003) has achieved an acclaim rarely enjoyed by literature in translation. Chris Andrews, a leading translator of Bolaño’s...


Reading Style: A Life in Sentences

by Jenny Davidson Columbia University Press (June 24, 2014)

A professor, critic, and insatiable reader, Jenny Davidson investigates the passions that drive us to fall in love with certain sentences over others and the larger implications of our relationship with writing...


The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama

by C. T. Hsia, Wai-yee Li & George Kao Columbia University Press (April 15, 2014)

This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), a period considered the golden age of Chinese theater. By turns lyrical and earthy, sentimental and ironic,...


From the Old Country: Stories and Sketches of China and Taiwan

by Lihe Zhong, T. M. McClellan & Tiejun Zhong Columbia University Press (February 11, 2014)

Though he lived most of his life in rural South Taiwan, Zhong Lihe spent several years in Manchuria and Peking, moving among an eclectic mix of ethnicities, social classes, and cultures. His fictional portraits...


The Incident at Antioch/L'Incident d'Antioche: A Tragedy in Three Acts/Tragedie en trois actes

by Alain Badiou, Susan Spitzer & Kenneth Reinhard Columbia University Press (January 22, 2013)

Widely translated and considered to be the most important philosopher of our time, Alain Badiou is also a novelist and the author of four celebrated comedies and two tragedies. The Incident at Antioch is the...


Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

by Keller Kimbrough Columbia University Press (March 19, 2013)

Wondrous Brutal Fictions presents eight seminal works from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyo and ko-joruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the first time. Both poignant and disturbing,...


Four Jews on Parnassus -- A Conversation: Benjamin, Adorno, Scholem, Schönberg [With Music CD]

by Carl Djerassi & Gabriele Seethaler Columbia University Press (November 25, 2008)

Theodor W. Adorno was the prototypical German Jewish non-Jew, Walter Benjamin vacillated between German Jew and Jewish German, Gershom Scholem was a committed Zionist, and Arnold Schönberg converted to Protestantism...


Found Life

by Linor Goralik, Maria Vassileva, Ainsley Morse & Maya Vinokour Columbia University Press (November 28, 2017)

One of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet, Linor Goralik writes conversational short works that conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals....


Fourteen Little Red Huts and Other Plays

by Andrei Platonov, Susan Larsen, Robert Chandler & Jesse Irwin Columbia University Press (December 06, 2016)

In this essential collection of Andrei Platonov’s plays, the noted Platonov translator Robert Chandler edits and introduces The Hurdy-Gurdy (translated by Susan Larsen), The Fourteen Little Red Huts (translated...


Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

by Carrie J. Preston Columbia University Press (July 26, 2016)

Throughout the twentieth century, Japanese noh drama was a major creative catalyst for American and European writers, dancers, and composers. The noh theater’s stylized choreography, poetic chant, spectacular...


Plots

by Robert L. Belknap & Robin Feuer Miller Columbia University Press (May 10, 2016)

Robert L. Belknap’s theory of plot illustrates the active and passive role literature plays in creating its own dynamic reading experience. Literary narrative enchants us through its development of plot, but...