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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: History of Japanese literature / Donald Keene, vol. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Keene
ISBN: 0231114419 9780231114417
OCLC Number: 246429887
Notes: Originally published: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1993.
Description: xii, 1265 S.
Contents: The Middle Ages Introduction 16. Tales of Warfare 17. The Age of the Shin Kokinshu 18. Waka Poetry of the Kamakura and Muromachi Periods 19. Buddhist Writing of the Kamakura Period 20. Courtly Fiction of the Kamakura Period 21. Diaries of the Kamakura Period 22. Essays in Idleness 23. Medieval War Tales 24. Renga 25. Diaries and Other Prose of the Muromachi Period 26. No and Kyogen as Literature 27. Literature of the Five Mountains 28. Muromachi Fiction: Otogi-Zoshi 29. The Late Sixteenth Century Glossary Selected List of Translations into English Index
Series Title: 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" "During the Read more...

 
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