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Taras Shevchenko A Portrait in Four Sittings
ISBN: HB: 9781932650143, Harvard University Press, January 2019
300 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 colour illus.
Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), whose bicentennial coincided with the momentous events occurring in Ukraine in 2014, is almost universally acclaimed as the father of the modern Ukrainian nation and the icon of its cultural and political resurgence. Des...
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Baking Emily Dickinson's Black Cake
ISBN: PB: 9780674980099, Harvard University Press, January 2019
56 pp., 15.2x17.8 cm, 20 colour illus.
The Emily Dickinson manuscripts are a cherished part of Houghton Library's collections and – while it is her poems and letters that are most often celebrated – the poet's lesser known lines: "2 Butter. / 19 eggs. / 5 pounds Raisins" are also cause to...
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Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, January 2019
500 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
The "Lokaprakasa" by well-known Kashmirian author Ks?emendra (fl. 1050 CE) is a unique Sanskrit text that deals with details of public administration, from the king down to the village level. It includes private sale and mortgage documents as well as...
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Comparative Dictionary of Raute and Rawat Tibeto-Burman Languages of the Central Himalayas
ISBN: HB: 9780674984349, Harvard University Press, January 2019
295 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 24 colour illus., 64 line lliustrations, 7 maps
Raute and Rawat are endangered languages belonging to the Raji-Raute language cluster within the large Sino-Tibetan family of languages spoken across Asia. The Raute and Rawat people are forest foragers in the central Himalayan region, living by hunt...
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Guardian of a Dying Flame Sariputra (c. 1335-1426) and the End of Late Indian Buddhism
ISBN: HB: 9780674984356, Harvard University Press, January 2019
450 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
Arthur McKeown presents the first full-length analysis of the continuation of Buddhism in India after the thirteenth century. This study describes later Indian Buddhism through a detailed examination of the life of Œariputra (c. 1335-1426), the last...
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Selected "Ghazals" and Other Poems Murty Classical Library of India 21
ISBN: HB: 9780674919204, Harvard University Press, January 2019
704 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Mir Muhammad Taqi Mir (1723-1810) is widely regarded as the most accomplished poet in the Urdu language. His massive output – six divans – was produced in Delhi and Lucknow during the high tide of Urdu literary culture. "Selected Ghazals and Other P...
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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, January 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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Materials for the Study of Gurung Pe. Volumes I and II
ISBN: HB + DVD: 9780674984325, Harvard University Press, January 2019
754 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 16 colour illus., 6 maps
Spoken in the middle hills of Nepal, Gurung is a Tibeto-Burmese language spread along the southern slopes of the Himalayas. The Nepalese Gurung recitations known as pe or pe-da lu-da form a diverse group of oral narratives and invocations, thought to...
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Challenging the Code Essays on Ukrainian Literature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781932650181, Harvard University Press, January 2019
570 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Drawn from a festschrift honoring George G. Grabowicz, the essays in this collection examine central issues in Ukrainian literature and culture with special attention to the comparative and deconstructive approaches that reflect the honoree's own wor...
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Remembrances Murty Classical Library of India 22
ISBN: HB: 9780674660298, Harvard University Press, January 2019
400 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Mir Muhammad Taqi Mir (1723-1810) is the author of six collections of Urdu poetry and widely regarded as the finest ghazal poet in that language. However, he also wrote one volume of verse and three prose works in Persian, including "Zikr-e Mir", or...
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