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Travelers of a hundred ages

Author: Donald Keene
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Donald Keene presents here a collection of premodern Japanese diaries that is both a literary history of this genre and a source of insight into Japanese life of the last thousand years. Ranging from objective to confessional, selections such as "The Poetic Memoirs of Lady Dalbu" and "Diaries of Seventeenth-Century Courtiers" offer unparalleled glimpses into the lives of diverse writers from the Kamakura dynastic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Keene
ISBN: 0231114370 9780231114370
OCLC Number: 39981495
Notes: Revision of: 1989 ed.
Description: xiii, 468 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Introduction Heian Diaries The Record of a Pilgrimage to China in Search of the Buddhist Law The Tosa Diary The Gossamer Years The Master of the Hut The Izumi Shikibu Diary The Murasaki Shikibu Diary The Sarashina Diary The Tale of the Tonomine Captain The Collection of the Mother of Jojin, the Ajari The Sanuki no Suke Diary Chuyuki Poetry Collections and Poem Tales The Poetic Memoirs of Lady Daibu Diaries of the Kamakura Period Chronicle of the Bright Moon The Diary of Minamoto Ienaga The Visit of the Emperor Takakura to Itsukushima The Ascension to Heaven of the Late Emperor Takakura Journey Along the Seacoast Road The Diary of the Priest Shinsho A Journey East of the Barrier Fitful Slumbers The Diary of the Waning Moon The Diary of Asukai Masaari The Diary ofLady Ben The Diary of Lady Nakatsukasa The Confessions of Lady Nijo Account of the Takemuki Palace Diaries of the Muromachi Period Account of a Pilgrimage to the Great Shrine of Ise Gifts from the Capital Gifts from the Capital Reciting Poetry to Myself at Ojima Pilgrimage to Sumiyoshi The Visit to Itsukushima of the Lord of the Deer Park A Source of Consolation Journey to Fuji Journey to Zenko-ji Account of Fujikawa Journey to Shirakawa Journey Along the Tsukushi Road Account of Sogi's Last Hours Account of Utsunoyama Socho's Notebook A Pilgrimage to Yoshino Journey to See Fuji
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At once an intimate account of the diarists' lives and a testimony to the greater struggles and advances of Japanese culture, this book illuminates the hidden and largely unknown worlds of imperial  Read more...

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A chief interpreter of Japanese culture to the West... shows his breadth of knowledge and unflagging curiosity. LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW This is a book to keep at one's side and visit from time Read more...

 
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