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Keene, Donald

Works: 540 works in 2,546 publications in 4 languages and 55,011 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biography  Drama  Nō plays  Reference works  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vJapanese  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, wpr, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Speaker
Classifications: DS821, 895.609
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Most widely held works by Donald Keene
Sources of Japanese tradition by Ryūsaku Tsunoda( Book )

57 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and held by 2,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Although deconstruction has become a popular catchword, as an intellectual movement it has never entirely caught on within the university. For some in the academy, deconstruction, and Jacques Derrida in particular, are responsible for the demise of accountability in the study of literature. Countering these facile dismissals of Derrida and deconstruction, Herman Rapaport explores the incoherence that has plagued critical theory since the 1960s and the resulting legitimacy crisis in the humanities. Against the backdrop of a rich, informed discussion of Derrida's writings -- and how they have been misconstrued by critics and admirers alike -- The Theory Mess investigates the vicissitudes of Anglo-American criticism over the past thirty years and proposes some possibilities for reform
Modern Japanese literature : an anthology by Donald Keene( Book )

95 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated selections from literary writings of the last 80 years reflects strongly the social, political and cultural Japanese background
Japanese literature : an introduction for Western readers by Donald Keene( Book )

43 editions published between 1953 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasures of Japanese literature by Donald Keene( Book )

15 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 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 anti-foreign, 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. Donald Keene sifts the available evidence to present a portrait not only of Meiji but also of rapid and sometimes violent change during this pivotal period in Japan's history. We move with the emperor through his early, traditional education; join in the formal processions that acquainted the young emperor with his country and its people; observe his behavior in court, his marriage, and his relationships with various consorts; and follow his maturation into a "Confucian" sovereign dedicated to simplicity, frugality, and hard work. Later, during Japan's wars with China and Russia, we witness Meiji's struggle to reconcile his personal commitment to peace and his nation's increasingly militarized experience of modernization
World within walls : Japanese literature of the pre-modern era, 1600-1867 by Donald Keene( Book )

46 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tokugawa family held the shogunate from 1603 to 1867, ruling Japan and keeping the island nation isolated from the rest of the world for more than 250 years. Donald Keene looks within the "walls" of isolation and meticulously chronicles the period's vast literary output, providing both lay readers and scholars with the definitive history of premodern Japanese literature. World Within Walls spans the age in which Japanese literature began to reach a popular audience―as opposed to the elite aristocratic readers to whom it had previously been confined. Keene comprehensively treats each of the new, popular genres that arose, including haiku, Kabuki, and the witty, urbane prose of the newly ascendant merchant class."--Back Cover
Nō; the classical theatre of Japan by Donald Keene( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Danish and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1954 ed. published under title: The Japanese discovery of Europe. Bibliography: p. 245-250
The setting sun by Osamu Dazai( Book )

39 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society. Ozamu Dazai died, a suicide, in 1948. But the influence of his book has made "people of the setting sun" a permanent part of the Japanese language, and his heroine, Kazuko, a young aristocrat who deliberately abandons her class, a symbol of the anomie which pervades so much of the modern world
Seeds in the heart : Japanese literature from earliest times to the late sixteenth century by Donald Keene( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 958 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 )

38 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five modern Japanese novelists by Donald Keene( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 785 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 )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 549 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
So lovely a country will never perish : wartime diaries of Japanese writers by Donald Keene( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day the war began -- The birth of "greater East Asia"--False victories and real defeats -- A dismal new year -- On the eve -- The jade voice -- The days after -- The revival of literature -- Rejection of the war -- Under the occupation
Frog in the well : portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841 by Donald Keene( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 322 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
Travels in Japan by Donald Keene( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of Japanese literature to the nineteenth century by Donald Keene( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1978 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawn to the west by Donald Keene( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mishima Yukio mihappyō shokan : Donarudo Kīn-shi-ate no 97-tsū by Yukio Mishima( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The pleasures of Japanese literature
Alternative Names
Donald Keene americký japanolog

Donald Keene Amerikaans taalkundige

Donald Keene saggista, traduttore e insegnante statunitense

Donald Keene US-amerikanischer Japanologe und Literaturwissenschaftler

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Keene, Donald L.

Keene, Donald Lawrence

Keene, Donald Lawrence 1922-

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Kīn, Donarudo

Kīn, Donarudo 1922-

Дональд Кин американский японовед

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Кин, Д. (Дональд), 1922-

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קין, דונלד

دونالد كين، 1922-

킨, 도날드 1922-

킨, 도날드 로렌스 1922-

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English (581)

Japanese (70)

Spanish (3)

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Modern Japanese literature : an anthologyThe pleasures of Japanese literatureTwenty 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, 1720-1830The setting sunSeeds in the heart : Japanese literature from earliest times to the late sixteenth century