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Review Of: A Student Grammar Of Euskara, Edward J. Vajda Sep 2004

Review Of: A Student Grammar Of Euskara, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

Devotees of Basque (Euskara) have been enjoying a steady increase in the number of user-friendly introductions to the complexities of this fascinating language. There already exist beginner courses accompanied by cassette tapes (e.g. Alan R. King and Begotxu Olaizola Elordi, Colloquial Basque, London: Routledge, 1996), something that not long ago was mainly a luxury of the more frequently studied languages. This book adds the first full-length English-language description of Euskara grammar written for pedagogical purposes.


Review Of: Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, And Poetry Of Saigyō, Michiko Yusa Apr 2004

Review Of: Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, And Poetry Of Saigyō, Michiko Yusa

Modern & Classical Languages

A quarter of a century ago William LaFleur published his book on Saigyō, Mirror for the Moon, which the present work, Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyō, thoughtfully and masterfully supersedes. In the first part of the book, "The Life and Times of Saigyō," the author succinctly incorporates many of these findings and relates Saigyo's poems both to historical events and to his personal life experience (pp. 1-70). The second half of the book contains LaFleur's translation of over 150 poems by Saigyō, all of which appear to be taken from his earlier book.