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Travelers of a hundred ages

Author: Donald Keene
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
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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: PrefaceIntroductionHeian DiariesThe Record of a Pilgrimage to China in Search of the Buddhist LawThe Tosa DiaryThe Gossamer YearsThe Master of the HutThe Izumi Shikibu DiaryThe Murasaki Shikibu DiaryThe Sarashina DiaryThe Tale of the Tonomine CaptainThe Collection of the Mother of Jojin, the AjariThe Sanuki no Suke DiaryChuyukiPoetry Collections and Poem TalesThe Poetic Memoirs of Lady DaibuDiaries of the Kamakura PeriodChronicle of the Bright MoonThe Diary of Minamoto IenagaThe Visit of the Emperor Takakura to ItsukushimaThe Ascension to Heaven of the Late Emperor TakakuraJourney Along the Seacoast RoadThe Diary of the Priest ShinshoA Journey East of the BarrierFitful SlumbersThe Diary of the Waning MoonThe Diary of Asukai MasaariThe Diary ofLady BenThe Diary of Lady NakatsukasaThe Confessions of Lady NijoAccount of the Takemuki PalaceDiaries of the Muromachi PeriodAccount of a Pilgrimage to the Great Shrine of Ise Gifts from the CapitalGifts from the CapitalReciting Poetry to Myself at OjimaPilgrimage to SumiyoshiThe Visit to Itsukushima of the Lord of the Deer ParkA Source of ConsolationJourney to FujiJourney to Zenko-jiAccount of FujikawaJourney to ShirakawaJourney Along the Tsukushi RoadAccount of Sogi's Last HoursAccount of UtsunoyamaSocho's NotebookA Pilgrimage to YoshinoJourney 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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