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|Notes:||Originally published: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1993.|
|Description:||xii, 1265 S.|
|Contents:||The Middle AgesIntroduction16. Tales of Warfare17. The Age of the Shin Kokinsh 18. Waka Poetry of the Kamakura and Muromachi Periods19. Buddhist Writing of the Kamakura Period20. Courtly Fiction of the Kamakura Period21. Diaries of the Kamakura Period22. Essays in Idleness23. Medieval War Tales24. Renga25. Diaries and Other Prose of the Muromachi Period26. N and Ky gen as Literature27. Literature of the Five Mountains28. Muromachi Fiction: Otogi-Z shi29. The Late Sixteenth CenturyGlossarySelected List of Translations into EnglishIndex|
|Series Title:||History of Japanese literature / Donald Keene, vol. 1.|
|Responsibility:||with a new preface by the author, Donald Keene.|
"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"