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ISBN-10: 0802150586

ISBN-13: 9780802150585

The sweep of jap literature in all its nice sort was once made to be had to Western readers for the 1st time during this anthology. each style and magnificence, from the prestigious No performs to the poetry and novels of the 17th century, discover a position during this booklet. An advent through Donald Keene locations the decisions of their right ancient context, permitting the readers to benefit from the publication either as literature and as a advisor to the cultural historical past of Japan. decisions contain “Man’yoshu” or “Collection of 10000 Leaves” from the traditional interval; “Kokinshu” or “Collection of historical and smooth Poetry,” “The Tosa Diary” of Ki No Tsurayuki, “Yugao” from “Tales of Genji” of Murasaki Shikibu, and “The Pillow e-book” of Sei Shonagon from the Heian interval; “The story of the Heike” from the Kamakura interval; Plan of the No level, “Birds of Sorrow” of Seami Motokiyo, and “Three Poets at Minase” from the Muromachi interval; and Sections from Basho, together with “The slender highway of Oku,” “The Love Suicides at Sonezaki” via Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and Waka and haiku of the Tokugawa Period.

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