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Anthology of Japanese literature, [electronic resource] from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century / compiled and edited by Donald Keene.

By: Keene, Donald [ed.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: UNESCO collection of representative worksJapanese series. Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c1955Description: 442 p. : illus. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0802150586 (pbk.); 9780802150585 (pbk.).Subject(s): Japanese literature -- Translations into English | Japan -- Literary collections | Literatura inglesa -- Traducciones del japonés | Littérature japonaise -- Anthologies | LITERATURA JAPONESA | ANTOLOGIA | Letterkunde | JapansDDC classification: 895.6082 Other classification: 18.87 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Also issued online.
Contents:
Ancient period [To 794 A.D.]: Manyoshu; Luck of sea and luck of the mountains; Kaifuso -- Heian period 9794-1185]: Kukai, Kukai and his master; Tales of Ise; Kokinshu; Ki No Tsurayuki, the tosa diary; Poetry from the six collections; Mother of Michitsuna, Kagero Nikki; Murasaki Shikibu, Yugao (from "The Tale of Genji" -- Sei Shonagon, the pillow book; Murasaki Shikibu, diary; Daugher of Takasue, the Sarashina diary; Poetry in Chinese; Ryojin Hisho; Lady who loved insects -- Kamakura period 01185-1333]: Tale of the Heike; Shinkokinshu; Kamo No Chomei, an account of my hut; Tales from the Uji collection; Captain of Naruto -- Muromachi period [1333-1600]: Yoshida Kendo, essays in idleness; Exile of Godaigo; Seami Motokiyo, the art of the No; Plan of the No stage; Kanami Kiyotsugu, Sotoba Komachi; Seami Motokiyo, birds of sorrow; Seami Motokiyo, Atsumori; Seami Motokiyo, the Damask drum; bird-catcher in Hades; Busu; Poems in Chinese by Buddhist monks; Three poets at minase; Three priests -- Tokugawa period 01600-1868]: Ihara Saikaku, what the seasons brought to the almanacmaker; Ihara Saikaku, the umbrella oracle; Ihara Saikaku, the eternal storehouse of Japan; Matsuo Basho, the narrow road of Oku; Matuso Basho, prose poem on the unreal dwelling; Mukai Kyorai, conversations with Kyorai; Kaiky by Basho and his school; Chikamatsu on the art of the puppet stage; Chikamatsu Monzaemon, the love suicides at Sonezaki; Ejima Kiseki, a wayward wife; Jippensha Ikku, Hizakurige; Takizawa Bakin, Shino and Hamaji; Haiku of the middle and late Tokugawa period; Waka of the Tokugawa period; Poetry and prose in Chinese.
Summary: This extensive anthology includes excerpts from plays and novels plus stories, fairy tales, and many poems.
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Ancient period [To 794 A.D.]: Manyoshu; Luck of sea and luck of the mountains; Kaifuso -- Heian period 9794-1185]: Kukai, Kukai and his master; Tales of Ise; Kokinshu; Ki No Tsurayuki, the tosa diary; Poetry from the six collections; Mother of Michitsuna, Kagero Nikki; Murasaki Shikibu, Yugao (from "The Tale of Genji" -- Sei Shonagon, the pillow book; Murasaki Shikibu, diary; Daugher of Takasue, the Sarashina diary; Poetry in Chinese; Ryojin Hisho; Lady who loved insects -- Kamakura period 01185-1333]: Tale of the Heike; Shinkokinshu; Kamo No Chomei, an account of my hut; Tales from the Uji collection; Captain of Naruto -- Muromachi period [1333-1600]: Yoshida Kendo, essays in idleness; Exile of Godaigo; Seami Motokiyo, the art of the No; Plan of the No stage; Kanami Kiyotsugu, Sotoba Komachi; Seami Motokiyo, birds of sorrow; Seami Motokiyo, Atsumori; Seami Motokiyo, the Damask drum; bird-catcher in Hades; Busu; Poems in Chinese by Buddhist monks; Three poets at minase; Three priests -- Tokugawa period 01600-1868]: Ihara Saikaku, what the seasons brought to the almanacmaker; Ihara Saikaku, the umbrella oracle; Ihara Saikaku, the eternal storehouse of Japan; Matsuo Basho, the narrow road of Oku; Matuso Basho, prose poem on the unreal dwelling; Mukai Kyorai, conversations with Kyorai; Kaiky by Basho and his school; Chikamatsu on the art of the puppet stage; Chikamatsu Monzaemon, the love suicides at Sonezaki; Ejima Kiseki, a wayward wife; Jippensha Ikku, Hizakurige; Takizawa Bakin, Shino and Hamaji; Haiku of the middle and late Tokugawa period; Waka of the Tokugawa period; Poetry and prose in Chinese.

This extensive anthology includes excerpts from plays and novels plus stories, fairy tales, and many poems.

Also issued online.

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