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The Mentor book of Modern Asian Literature
The Mentor book of Modern Asian Literature Author:Dorothy Blair Shimer During the past century and a half, the nations of Asia have undergone fascinating cultural metamorphoses, as age-old individual traditions have interacted with the influence of the West. This far-reaching change is vividly reflected in the poems, novels, short stories, plays, and essays chosen for this volume. Here, in the finest available tran... more »slations, is a rich and varied gathering that offers vital insight into the evolving consciousness of this important area of the globe. Here, too, the Western reader will discover the striking beauty and universality that is the hallmark of the finest literary art.« less
Published in 1969, but packed with lots of good reading from many Asian nations and writers. Includes an informative introduction to the book and to the individual sections, critical commentary and biographical notes.