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Contemporary literature of Asia /
Arthur W. Biddle, general editor ; Gloria Bien, Vinay Dharwadker.
imprint
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, c1996.
description
xii, 531 p. : map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0133732592
format(s)
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imprint
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, c1996.
isbn
0133732592
general note
"A Blair Press book."
local note
Victoria University Library copy donated by Professor Eva Kushner, President, Victoria University, 1987-1994.
catalogue key
4638329
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Kushner, Eva. 2010/01/07.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
Contemporary Literature of Asia offers a treasury of writing from the most populous continent on earth. From Pakistan in the west to Japan and Indonesia in the east, we have collected the best contemporary short stories, poems, and plays, many otherwise unavailable in English in North America.
Main Description
Edited by regional experts, this anthology of contemporary Asian literature offers a broad selection of recent fiction, drama, and poetry in the best translations -- many otherwise unavailable in English in North America.It focuses on the contemporary literature from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Vietman; focuses on post-colonial writing -- with most selections written since 1960 -- that reveals the cultural, social, and political concerns of today's emerging and newly-independent nations; and provides introductory essays for each major section -- written by regional experts who chose the selections that offer brief histories, cultural information, and literary background essential in understanding the works.
Main Description
Edited by regional experts, this anthology of contemporary Asian literature offers a broad selection of recent fiction, drama, and poetry in the best translations -- many otherwise unavailable in English in North America. It focuses on the contemporary literature from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Vietman; focuses on post-colonial writing -- with most selections written since 1960 -- that reveals the cultural, social, and political concerns of today's emerging and newly-independent nations; and provides introductory essays for each major section -- written by regional experts who chose the selections that offer brief histories, cultural information, and literary background essential in understanding the works.
Table of Contents
South and Southeast Asia
India
The Master Carpenter
Mirror
The Green Dress
Her Dream
Household Fires
Adiga
ldquo;Do Something, Brotherrdquo
Traitor
The Knot
Process of Creation
The Weed
Minority Poem
In India
Breast-Giver
Towards Delhi
Preparations of War
Archaeological Find
Love Poem for a Wife I
Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House
Process of Change
Half-an-Hour's Argument
Signature
On Reading a Love Poem
The City, Evening, and an Old Man: Me
Twenty Years After Independence
Bread
The Color of Nothingness
The Farewell Party
The Management of Grief
A Desire in Her Bangles
Turning Away
In a Bus in Punjab
Three Subaltern Poets
Woman
Hippie
Lifetime
The Day Nehru Died
Stone-masons
My Father, and Me
Indonesia
Inem
What If, Some People and a Landscape, Give Indonesia Back To Me
Malaysia and Singapore
Quiet Village, Fishermen, The Traveller, from A Singapura Sequence
The Land, It Is Not Far Away, Hindu Cremation, Brothers
Woman
Nepal
The Half-Closed Eyes of the Buddha and the Slowly Setting Sun
Pakistan
Don't Ask Me Now, Beloved
If You Look at the City from Here
Solitary Confinement
Purvai - The Easterly Wind
The Bird
The Wagon
Indian Cooking
The Country at My Shoulder
The Sari
Map of India
Philippines
How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife
Wedding Dance
A Warm Hand
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