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Traditional Japanese literature : an anthology, beginnings to 1600

Author: Haruo Shirane
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Abridged edView all editions and formats
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Traditional Japanese Literature features a rich array of works dating from the very beginnings of the Japanese written language through the evolution of Japan's noted aristocratic court and warrior cultures. It contains stunning new translations of such canonical texts as The Tales of the Heike as well as works and genres previously ignored by scholars and unknown to general readers.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Fiction
Literature
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Haruo Shirane
ISBN: 9780231157308 0231157304 9780231157315 0231157312 9780231504539 0231504535
OCLC Number: 768417888
Description: xx, 578 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Language and writing --
Power and courtship --
Loss and integration --
Sociality --
Condensation and intertextuality --
Attachment and detachment --
Performance and narration --
1. The ancient period --
The beginnings of Japanese literature --
Kojiki (record of ancient matters) --
Man'yōshū (collection of myriad leaves) --
2. The Heian period --
The emergence of Kana literature --
The rise of women's writing --
Late Heian Kana histories and anecdotal literature --
Keikai --
Record of miraculous events in Japan (Ni hon ryōiki) --
Ono no Komachi --
Sugawara no Michizane --
Kokinshū (collection of ancient and modern poems) --
The birth of vernacular prose fiction --
The tale of the bamboo cutter (Taketori monogatari) --
The tales of Ise (Ise monogatari) --
The pillow book (Makura no sōshi) --
Murasaki Shikibu --
The tale of Genji (Genji monogatari) --
Daughter of Takasue --
Sarashina diary (Sarashina nikki) --
Heian literati --
Lieterary essence of our country (Honchō monzui) --
Record of a pond pavilion (Chiteiki) --
Late Heian and early Kamakura monogatari --
The stories of the riverside middle counselor (Tsutsumi chūnagon monogatari) --
The mirror of the present (Imakagami) --
Collection of tales of times now past (Konjaku monogatari shū) --
Tales from India --
Tales from China --
Buddhist tales from Japan --
Secular tales from Japan --
3. The Kamakura period --
The samurai and literature --
The spread of buddhism and the way of the gods --
The aristocracy and literature --
The priesthood and literature --
Saigyō --
Fujiwara no Teika --
Essentials of poetic composition (Eiga no taigai) --
Shinkokinshū (New collection of ancient and modern poems) --
Recluse literature (Sōan bungaku) --
An account of a ten-foot-square hut (Hōjōki) --
Tales of awakening (Hosshinshū) --
Anecdotes (Setsuwa) --
A collection of tales from Uji (Uji shūi monogatari) --
Tales of renunciation (Senjūshō) --
Warrior tales (Gunki-mono) --
The tales of the Heike (Heike monogatari) --
Travel diaries --
The confessions of Lady Nijō (Towazugatari) --
Kenkō --
Essays in idleness (Tsurezuregusa) --
4. The Muromachi period --
The patronage of the Ashikaga --
Zen and samurai culture --
The rise of provincial culture --
Nō drama --
Lady Aoi (Aoi no ue) --
Stupa Komachi (Sotoba Komachi) --
Pining wind (Matsukaze) --
Atsumori --
Shrine in the fields (Nonomiya) --
Comic theater (Kyōgen) --
Delicious poison (Busu) --
Linked verse (Renga) --
East country dialogues (Azuma mondō) --
Three poets at Minase (Minase sangin hyakuin) --
Muromachi tales (Otogi-zōshi) --
Lazy Tarō (Monogusa Tarō) --
Popular linked verse (Haikai) --
Hobbyhorse collection of mad songs (Chikuba kyōginshū) --
Mongrel Tsukuba collection (Inu Tsukubashū).
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics.
Responsibility: edited by Haruo Shirane.

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Traditional Japanese Literature features a rich array of works dating from the very beginnings of the Japanese written language through the evolution of Japan's noted aristocratic court and warrior cultures. It contains stunning new translations of such canonical texts as The Tales of the Heike as well as works and genres previously ignored by scholars and unknown to general readers.

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An invaluable compilation of and guide to pre-modern Japanese literature. -- Alexander Jacoby Times Literary Supplement Thanks to the skillful translations and erudite but clear and concise Read more...

 
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