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|All Authors / Contributors:||
川端康成, 宮田誠之, ; ; Yasunari Kawabata; Donald Keene; Masayuki Miyata
|Language Note:||Japanese text and corresponding English translation on facing pages.|
|Notes:||"Taketori monogatari" was probably written late in the ninth or early in the tenth century. It is the oldest surviving Japanese work of fiction; "The tale of Genji" (written about 1010) referred to it as the 'ancestor of all romances.' Today it is thought of mainly as a children's story, and Kaguya-hime, the heroine, looks in the illustrations as lovable as Snow-White or Cinderella; there is no suggestions [sic] of the heartlessness that is perhaps her most memorable feature"--Cf. Preface.|
|Description:||177 p. : ill. ; 15 x 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Kaguya-hime's childhood --
The suitors --
The stone begging-bowl of the Buddha --
The jewelled branch from paradise --
The robe made of fire-rat fur --
The jewel in the dragon's neck --
The easy-delivery charm of the swallows --
The imperial hunt --
The celestial robe of feathers.
|Other Titles:||Taketori monogatari.
|Responsibility:||modern rewriting by Yasunari Kawabata ; translation by Donald Keene ; illustrations by Masayuki Miyata.|
"Masayuki Miyata's bright, bold illustrations perfectly complement this elegant bilingual edition, and Keene has outdone himself in finding English equivalents for the outrageous puns that punctuate