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Ages ago; thirty-seven tales from the Konjaku monogatari collection,

Author: Susan Wilbur Jones
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press, 1959.
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
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Konjaku monogatari.
Ages ago.
Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press, 1959
(OCoLC)579480453
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Wilbur Jones
OCLC Number: 830774
Description: xix, 175 pages 25 cm
Contents: Tales of India. Vakkula's good deed --
King Prasenajit's daughter Vajra the Deformed --
How preceptor Bodhidharma toured India observing the acts of monks --
How a poor woman in India got the Lotus Sutra copied --
How three beasts practiced the bodhisattva discipline and the hare roasted itself --
How lion's pity for monkey's young made him cut a chunk off himself for eagle --
How in India a fox passed for beast king and died of riding a lion --
How tortoise, heedless of crane's warning, fell to earth and got a cracked shell --
How tortoise was outwitted by monkey --
Where persons over seventy were deported. Tales of China. How under Emperor Ming of the later-Han Dynasty Buddhism crossed to China --
How under Emperor Wu of the Liang Dynasty Bodhidharma crossed to China --
How Chinese Meng Tsung's filial piety got his old mother bamboo shoots in winter --
How Chinese Han Po-yü when beaten by his mother wept for grief --
How T'ang Emperor Hsüan-tsung's Yang Kuei-fei was killed by his majesty's favor --
How knight Confucius while traveling met boys who quizzed him --
When Chuang-tzu observed the doings of animals and took to his heels --
How a woman of Ch'ang-an changed pillows with her husband and was killed by his enemy. Tales of Japan. The might of assistant high priest Jitsu-in of Hieizan --
Wrestler Umi Tsuneyo's match with a snake --
How wrestler Kisaichi Munehira tossed a blue shark --
How a man bounced his sword-sheath rod on a fingernail and a woman her needle --
When Kudara Kawanari and Hida Takumi competed --
How a lady went to a master of medicine, was cured of a boil, and slipped off --
How a man's wife became a vengeful ghost and how her malignity was diverted by a master of divination --
When Emperor Murakami and Sugawara Fumitoki each composed a Chinese poem --
How Taira Koremochi had a retainer killed on him --
How an east-bound traveler fathered a child by a turnip --
How in Mimasaka Province a god was trapped by a hunter and living sacrifice stopped --
How Mikawa Province originated dog's-head silk --
How the Reizei-in water spirit assumed human form and was caught --
How Ki Tōsuke's meeting with a ghost-woman in Mino Province ended in his death --
How ex-emperor En-Yū's rat-day was attended by Sone Yoshitada --
When Chikuzen-governor Fujiwara Akiies samurai forgot himself --
How in Mutsu Province a dog-and-mountain dog bit to death a big snake --
Tsunekiyo Yasunaga's fuha-barrier dream about his wife at the capital --
Two brothers plant day-lilies and asters.
Other Titles: Konjaku monogatari.
Responsibility: translated by S.W. Jones.

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