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Keene, Donald

Works: 518 works in 2,101 publications in 6 languages and 46,132 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vJapanese  Anecdotes  Art 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: PL882, 895.6082
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Keene
Anthology of Japanese literature : from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century by Donald Keene( Book )

88 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,799 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 )

81 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of Chinese literature by Cyril Birch( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents classic Chinese tales of love and morality, marriage and justice, and the strange and supernatural
Japanese literature : an introduction for Western readers by Donald Keene( Book )

64 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasures of Japanese literature by Donald Keene( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawn to the West : Japanese literature of the modern era by Donald Keene( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty plays of the Nō theatre by Donald Keene( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Emperor of Japan : Meiji and His world, 1852-1912 by Donald Keene( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,336 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."--Jacket
World within walls : Japanese literature of the pre-modern era, 1600-1867 by Donald Keene( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese discovery of Europe, 1720-1830 by Donald Keene( Book )

31 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nō; the classical theatre of Japan by Donald Keene( Book )

33 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 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 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Seeds in the Heart, Donald Keene has completed his masterful, four-volume survey of Japanese literature from the earliest times to 1970--a major achievement of one of the world's most illustrious careers in literary criticism. Keene, the preeminent presenter of Japanese culture to the West, has long understood the key that literature holds to revealing a culture's sensibilities. This volume, like the first three, "will be hailed as definitive" (said Edwin O. Reischauer) as Keene employs his prodigious wealth of knowledge, depth of critical insight, and gift for narrative to guide us through one thousand years of a literary history that both defined the unique properties of Japanese prosody and prose, and produced some of its greatest works: the robust and grand poetry of the Manyoshu; the subtle and sparse perfection of the thirty-one syllable waka poem; The Tale of the Genji, still regarded as one of the greatest novels in 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 centuries; as the tenth-century poet Tsurayuki said, "Japanese poetry has its seeds in the human heart."
Bunraku : the art of the Japanese puppet theatre by Donald Keene( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes and portraits, appreciations of Japanese culture by Donald Keene( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four major plays of Chikamatsu by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five modern nō plays by Yukio Mishima( Book )

27 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese No drama is one of the great art forms that has fascinated people throughout the world
Travelers of a hundred ages by Donald Keene( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Russian and held by 800 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."--Jacket
Five modern Japanese novelists by Donald Keene( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 762 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
Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion : the creation of the soul of Japan by Donald Keene( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 551 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."--Jacket
Frog in the well : portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841 by Donald Keene( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 317 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
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Alternative Names
Donald Keene saggista, traduttore e insegnante statunitense

Donald Keene US-amerikanischer Japanologe und Literaturwissenschaftler

Donarudo Kīn 1922-

Keane, Donald

Keene 1922- Donald

Keene, Donald, 1922-

Keene, Donald Lawrence

Kīn 1922- Donarudo

Kin, D.

Kin, Donal'd.

Kin, Donal'd 1922-

Kīn, Donarudo

Kīn, Donarudo, 1922-

Дональд Кин американский японовед

Кин, Д 1922-

Кин, Д. (Дональд), 1922-

Кин, Дональд 1922-

キーン, ドナルド

キーン, ドナルド 1922-



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Modern Japanese literature : an anthologyJapanese literature : an introduction for Western readersThe pleasures of Japanese literatureDawn to the West : Japanese literature of the modern eraTwenty plays of the Nō theatreEmperor of Japan : Meiji and His world, 1852-1912World within walls : Japanese literature of the pre-modern era, 1600-1867The Japanese discovery of Europe, 1720-1830