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Seeds in the heart : Japanese literature from earliest times to the late sixteenth century

Author: Donald Keene
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1999.
Series: A history of Japanese literature / Donald Keene, vol. 1.
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Donald Keene guides readers through the first 900 years of Japanese literature - a period that not only defined the unique properties of Japanese prosody and prose but also produced some of its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: 0 Gesamtdarstellung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Keene
ISBN: 0231114419 9780231114417
OCLC Number: 246429887
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Originally published: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1993.
Description: xii, 1265 S.
Contents: The Middle AgesIntroduction, 60916. Tales of Warfare, 61317. The Age of the Shin Kokinshu, 64318. Waka Poetry of the Kamakura and Muromachi Periods, 69919. Buddhist Writing of the Kamakura Period, 74920. Courtly Fiction of the Kamakura Period, 78921. Diaries of the Kamakura Period, 82522. Essays in Idleness, 85223. Medieval War Tales, 86824. Renga, 92125. Diaries and Other Prose of the Muromachi Period, 97126. No and Kyogen as Literature, 99927. Literature of the Five Mountains, 106228. Muromachi Fiction: Otogi-Zoshi, 109229. The Late Sixteenth Century, 1129Glossary, 1176Selected List of Translations into English, 1184Index, 1189
Series Title: A history of Japanese literature / Donald Keene, vol. 1.
Responsibility: with a new preface by the author, Donald Keene.

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"During the nine hundred years covered here... literature was primarily an aristocratic pursuit.... The elegance and urbanity of Keene's style suit this material." -- "The New Yorker"

 
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