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Keene, Donald

Works: 531 works in 1,990 publications in 2 languages and 44,511 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Drama  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vJapanese  Anecdotes 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Creator, Narrator
Classifications: PL882, 895.6082
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Most widely held works by Donald Keene
Anthology of Japanese literature : from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century by Donald Keene ( Book )
77 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This extensive anthology includes excerpts from plays and novels plus stories, fairy tales, and many poems
Modern Japanese literature : an anthology by Donald Keene ( Book )
70 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthology of Chinese literature by Cyril Birch ( Book )
21 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents classic Chinese tales of love and morality, marriage and justice, and the strange and supernatural
Emperor of Japan : Meiji and His world, 1852-1912 by Donald Keene ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Emperor Meiji began his rule, in 1867, Japan was a splintered empire, dominated by the shogun and the daimyos, who ruled over the country's more than 250 decentralized domains and who were, in the main, cut off from the outside world, staunchly antiforeign, and committed to the traditions of the past. Before long, the shogun surrendered to the emperor, a new constitution was adopted, and Japan emerged as a modern, industrialized state." "Despite the length of his reign, little has been written about the strangely obscured figure of Meiji himself, the first emperor ever to meet a European. Most historians discuss the period that takes his name while barely mentioning the man, assuming that he had no real involvement with the affairs of the state. Even Japanese who believe Meiji to have been their nation's greatest ruler may have trouble recalling a single personal accomplishment that might account for such a glorious reputation. Renowned Japan scholar Donald Keene sifts the available evidence to present a rich portrait not only of Meiji but also of rapid and sometimes violent change during this pivotal period in Japan's history."--BOOK JACKET
Five modern Japanese novelists by Donald Keene ( )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Five Modern Japanese Novelists profiles five prominent writers whom Donald Keene knew personally: Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, Kawabata Yasunari, Mishima Yukio, Abe Kobo, and Shiba Ryotaro. Keene masterfully blends vignettes describing his personal encounters with these famous men with autobiographical observations and his trademark learned literary and cultural analysis."--Jacket
Japanese literature : an introduction for Western readers by Donald Keene ( Book )
35 editions published between 1953 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion the creation of the soul of Japan by Donald Keene ( )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flower arrangement, ink painting, and shoin-zukua-i architecture began or became of major importance under Yoshimasa. Poets introduced their often barely literate warlord-hosts to the literary masterpieces of the past and taught them how to compose poetry. Even the most barbarous warlord came to want the trappings of culture that would enable him to feel like a civilized man." "Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion gives this long-neglected but critical period in Japanese history the thorough treatment it deserves."--BOOK JACKET
Twenty plays of the Nō theatre by Donald Keene ( Book )
17 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The pleasures of Japanese literature by Donald Keene ( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dawn to the West : Japanese literature of the modern era by Donald Keene ( Book )
28 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frog in the well portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841 by Donald Keene ( )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frog in the Well is a vivid and revealing account of Watanabe Kazan, one of the most important intellectuals of the late Tokugawa period. From his impoverished upbringing to his tragic suicide in exile, Kazan's life and work reflected a turbulent period in Japan's history. He was a famous artist, a Confucian scholar, a student of Western culture, a samurai, and a critic of the shogunate who, nevertheless, felt compelled to kill himself for fear that he had caused his lord anxiety. During this period, a typical Japanese scholar or artist refused to acknowledge the outside
World within walls : Japanese literature of the pre-modern era, 1600-1867 by Donald Keene ( Book )
30 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Japanese discovery of Europe, 1720-1830 by Donald Keene ( Book )
26 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1952, this account of the growth and uses of Western learning in Japan has been enlarged by two new chapters that extend the story from 1798 to 1830. The author has incorporated the results of recent research by scholars in Japa
Nō; the classical theatre of Japan by Donald Keene ( Book )
33 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seeds in the heart : Japanese literature from earliest times to the late sixteenth century by Donald Keene ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
world literature; the richly distilled poetic texts of the fifteenth-century No dramas; and the vast canvases of the medieval war tales, such as The Tale of the Heike. Detailed textual examinations of these and many other works at once present new scholarship to the expert and allow the lay reader to understand and enjoy Keene's narrative without prior knowledge of Japanese history. Above all, the author shows us the relevance this great body of literature has for all
Bunraku : the art of the Japanese puppet theatre by Donald Keene ( Book )
27 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Landscapes and portraits, appreciations of Japanese culture by Donald Keene ( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four major plays of Chikamatsu by Monzaemon Chikamatsu ( Book )
26 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travelers of a hundred ages by Donald Keene ( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Donald Keene presents here a collection of premodern Japanese diaries that is both a literary history of this genre and a source of insight into Japanese life of the last thousand years. Ranging from objective to confessional, selections such as "The Poetic Memoirs of Lady Dalbu" and "Diaries of Seventeenth-Century Courtiers" offer unparalleled glimpses into the lives of diverse writers from the Kamakura dynastic period to the Tokugawa period. Illuminating the hidden and largely unknown worlds of imperial courts, Buddhist monasteries, country inns, and merchants' houses, Travelers of a Hundred Ages is an intimate account of the diarists' lives and a testimony to the struggles and advances of Japanese culture."--BOOK JACKET
Five modern nō plays by Yukio Mishima ( Book )
21 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japanese No drama is one of the great art forms that has fascinated people throughout the world
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Alternative Names
Donarudo Kīn 1922-
Keene 1922- Donald
Keene, Donald, 1922-
Keene, Donald Lawrence
Kin, D.
Kin, Donal'd.
Kin, Donal'd 1922-
Kīn, Donarudo
Kīn, Donarudo 1922-
Кин, Д 1922-
Кин, Д. (Дональд), 1922-
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キーン, ドナルド
キーン, ドナルド 1922-
ドナルド・キーン 1922-
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