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The Monkey S Raincoat

Author : Robert Crais
ISBN : 1898801967
Genre : Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character)
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In 'The Monkey's Raincoat', Ellen Lang has lost something very valuable indeed - her husband and young son. In 'Stalking the Angel', the blonde who walks into PI Elvis Cole's office is the best-looking woman he's seen in weeks. Except for the briefcase on one arm and the suit on the other who needs his 13th century Japanese manuscript back.
Category: Cole, Elvis (Fictitious character)

Monkey S Raincoat

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ISBN : OCLC:13649490
Genre : Haikai
File Size : 83.49 MB
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Category: Haikai

Crime Writers A Research Guide

Author : Elizabeth Haynes
ISBN : 9781591589198
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 26.25 MB
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This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. • A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre • Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book • Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature • A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A History Of Japanese Literature

Author : Shuichi Kato
ISBN : 9781136613678
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 37.27 MB
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A new simplified edition translated by Don Sanderson. The original three-volume work, first published in 1979, has been revised specially as a single volume paperback which concentrates on the development of Japanese literature.
Category: Social Science

Contemporary American Crime Fiction

Author : Hans Bertens
ISBN : 9780230508316
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 35.38 MB
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This highly accessible, lively and informative study gives a clear and comprehensive overview of recent trends in American crime fiction. Building on a discussion of the immediate predecessors, Bertens and D'haen focus on the work of popular and award-winning authors of the last fifteen years. Particular attention is given to writers who have reworked established conventions and explored new directions, especially women and those from ethnic minorities.
Category: Fiction

100 American Crime Writers

Author : S. Powell
ISBN : 9781137031662
Genre : Literary Criticism
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100 American Crime Writers features discussion and analysis of the lives of crime writers and their key works, examining the developments in American crime writing from the Golden Age to hardboiled detective fiction. This study is essential to scholars and an ideal introduction to crime fiction for anyone who enjoys this fascinating genre.
Category: Literary Criticism

Far Beyond The Field

Author : Makoto Ueda
ISBN : 9780231502795
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Far Beyond the Field is a first-of-its-kind anthology of haiku by Japanese women, collecting translations of four hundred haiku written by twenty poets from the seventeenth century to the present. By arranging the poems chronologically, Makoto Ueda has created an overview of the way in which this enigmatic seventeen-syllable form has been used and experimented with during different eras. At the same time, the reader is admitted to the often marginalized world of female experience in Japan, revealing voices every bit as rich and colorful, and perhaps even more lyrical and erotic, than those found in male haiku. Listen, for instance, to Chiyojo, who worked in what has been long thought of as the dark age of haiku during the eighteenth century, but who composed exquisitely fine poems tracing the smallest workings of nature. Or Katsuro Nobuko, who wrote powerfully erotic poems when she was widowed after only two years of marriage. And here, too, is a voice from today, Mayuzumi Madoka, whose meditations on romantic love represent a fresh new approach to haiku.
Category: Literary Criticism

Finding Wisdom In East Asian Classics

Author : Wm. Theodore De Bary
ISBN : 9780231527194
Genre : History
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Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics is an essential, all-access guide to the core texts of East Asian civilization and culture. Essays address frequently read, foundational texts in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, as well as early modern fictional classics and nonfiction works of the seventeenth century. Building strong links between these writings and the critical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, this volume shows the vital role of the classics in the shaping of Asian history and in the development of the humanities at large. Wm. Theodore de Bary focuses on texts that have survived for centuries, if not millennia, through avid questioning and contestation. Recognized as perennial reflections on life and society, these works represent diverse historical periods and cultures and include the Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Xunxi, the Lotus Sutra, Tang poetry, the Pillow Book, The Tale of Genji, and the writings of Chikamatsu and Kaibara Ekken. Contributors explain the core and most commonly understood aspects of these works and how they operate within their traditions. They trace their reach and reinvention throughout history and their ongoing relevance in modern life. With fresh interpretations of familiar readings, these essays inspire renewed appreciation and examination. In the case of some classics open to multiple interpretations, de Bary chooses two complementary essays from different contributors. Expanding on debates concerning the challenges of teaching classics in the twenty-first century, several pieces speak to the value of Asia in the core curriculum. Indispensable for early scholarship on Asia and the evolution of global civilization, Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics helps one master the major texts of human thought.
Category: History

Japan And The Culture Of The Four Seasons

Author : Haruo Shirane
ISBN : 9780231526524
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Elegant representations of nature and the four seasons populate a wide range of Japanese genres and media—from poetry and screen painting to tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, and annual observances. In Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons, Haruo Shirane shows how, when, and why this practice developed and explicates the richly encoded social, religious, and political meanings of this imagery. Refuting the belief that this tradition reflects Japan's agrarian origins and supposedly mild climate, Shirane traces the establishment of seasonal topics to the poetry composed by the urban nobility in the eighth century. After becoming highly codified and influencing visual arts in the tenth and eleventh centuries, the seasonal topics and their cultural associations evolved and spread to other genres, eventually settling in the popular culture of the early modern period. Contrasted with the elegant images of nature derived from court poetry was the agrarian view of nature based on rural life. The two landscapes began to intersect in the medieval period, creating a complex, layered web of competing associations. Shirane discusses a wide array of representations of nature and the four seasons in many genres, originating in both the urban and rural perspective: textual (poetry, chronicles, tales), cultivated (gardens, flower arrangement), material (kimonos, screens), performative (noh, festivals), and gastronomic (tea ceremony, food rituals). He reveals how this kind of "secondary nature," which flourished in Japan's urban architecture and gardens, fostered and idealized a sense of harmony with the natural world just at the moment it was disappearing. Illuminating the deeper meaning behind Japanese aesthetics and artifacts, Shirane clarifies the use of natural images and seasonal topics and the changes in their cultural associations and function across history, genre, and community over more than a millennium. In this fascinating book, the four seasons are revealed to be as much a cultural construction as a reflection of the physical world.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Robert Crais
ISBN : 9781101554272
Genre : Fiction
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The search for a missing girl leads private investigators Elvis Cole and Joe Pike into the nightmarish world of human trafficking in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Robert Crais. When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing daughter, she's sure it's a ruse orchestrated by the girl and her boyfriend. She's wrong. They've been taken by bajadores—border bandits who prey on the innocent by buying, selling, and disposing of victims like commodities. Cole and Joe Pike start an undercover investigation to find the couple, but their plan derails when Cole disappears, leaving Pike to burn through the murderous world of human traffickers to find his friend as well as the missing young people. But he may already be too late...
Category: Fiction

Drunk And Disorderly Selected Poems 1978 2000

Author : Alan Catlin
ISBN : UOM:39015061101468
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 69.66 MB
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Poetry. "Alan Catlin is a poet with immense staying power. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY is a selected poems covering more than 20 years and 26 collections in which he writes with dark perceptions ranging from a mentally ill mother, to Garcia Lorca, Shelley, Joyce, denizens of bars, Marianne Moore and much more. These poems are always skillfully composed and illuminated by the light of his intelligence and wit"--Laurel Speer, Small Press Review.
Category: Poetry


Author : Laura Avery
ISBN : 0787680915
Genre : Biography
File Size : 82.4 MB
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Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.
Category: Biography

Encyclopedia Of World Biography

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ISBN : 0787625426
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 26.86 MB
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Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Book Review Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015064548640
Genre : Books
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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.
Category: Books

100 Must Read Crime Novels

Author : Richard Shephard
ISBN : IND:30000111194639
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 85.13 MB
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Contains a selection of crime novels. With 100 of the best titles reviewed and a further 500 recommended, this book also allows you to browse by theme, and includes 'a reader's guide to the world of crime fiction'. It lists the top 10 crime characters and their creators, award winners and book club recommendations.
Category: Fiction

The Mammoth Encyclopedia Of Modern Crime Fiction

Author : Michael Ashley
ISBN : UCSC:32106011224422
Genre : Crime in literature
File Size : 63.23 MB
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A reference and overview of the genre of crime fiction, primarily covering the 1950s onwards, although major earlier writers, such as Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, also have entries.
Category: Crime in literature