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The great mirror of male love

Author: 井原, 西鶴, 1642-1693. ; Saikaku Ihara; Paul Gordon Schalow
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories of homosexual love affairs between samurai men and boys and between young kabuki actors and their patrons held broad appeal in pre-modern Japanese culture. An independent popular writer,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: 井原, 西鶴, 1642-1693. ; Saikaku Ihara; Paul Gordon Schalow
ISBN: 0804716617 9780804716611 0804718954 9780804718950
OCLC Number: 19396802
Notes: Translation of: Nanshoku ōkagami.
Description: ix, 371 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Love: the contest between two forces. The ABCs of boy love --
Within the fence: pine, maple, and a willow waist --
Love letter sent in a sea bass --
Implicated by his diamond crest --
pt. 2. A Sword his only memento --
Though bearing an umbrella, he was rained upon --
His head shaved on the path of dreams --
Aloeswood boy of the east --
Nightingale in the snow pt. 3. Grudge provoked by a sedge hat --
Tortured to death with snow on his sleeve --
The Sword that survived love's flames --
The Sickbed no medicine could cure --
He fell in love when the mountain rose was in bloom pt. 4. Drowned by love in winecups of pearly nautilus shells --
The Boy who sacrificed his life in the robes of his lover --
They waited three years to die --
Two old cherry trees still in bloom --
Handsome youths having fun cause trouble for a temple pt. 5. Tears in a paper shop --
He pleaded for his life at Mitsudara Hachiman --
Love's flame kindled by a flint seller --
Visiting from Edo, suddenly a monk --
Votive picture of Kichiya riding a horse pt. 6. A Huge winecup overflowing with love --
Kozakura's figure: grafted branches of a cherry tree --
The Man who resented another's shouts --
A Secret visit leads to the wrong bed --
A Terrible shame he never performed in the capital pt. 7. Fireflies also work their asses at night --
An Onnagata's tosa diary --
An Unworn robe to remember him by --
Bamboo clappers strike the hateful number --
Nails hammered into an amateur painting pt. 8. A Verse sung by a goblin with a beautiful voice --
Siamese roosters and the reluctant farewell --
Loved by a man in a box --
The Koyama barrier keeper --
Who wears the incense graph dyed in her heart?
Other Titles: Nanshoku ōkagami.
Responsibility: Ihara Saikaku ; translated, with an introduction, by Paul Gordon Schalow.
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"A welcome opportunity for wider comparison of the literary traditions and sexual conventions of Japanese and Euro-American cultures." -- <I>Journal of Japanese Studies</I>

 
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