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Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the…
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Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the…

by Donald Keene (Editor)

Other authors: B. H. Chamberlain (Translator), Emperor Jomei (Contributor), Emperor Yūryaku (Contributor), Sōjō Henjō (Contributor), Kakinomoto Hitomaro (Contributor)33 more, Ise (Contributor), Japanese Classics Translation Committee (Translator), Lady Akazome Emon (Contributor), Lady Ōtomo (Contributor), Lady Kasa (Author), Lady Ukon (Contributor), Richard Lane (Translator), Abe no Hironiwa (Contributor), Sakai no Hitozane (Contributor), Ono no Komachi (Contributor), Ōshikōchi no Mitsune (Contributor), Ki no Suemochi (Contributor), Mibu no Tadami (Contributor), Mibu no Tadamine (Contributor), Ki no Tomonori (Contributor), Ki no Tsurayuki (Contributor), Fujiwara no Umakai (Contributor), Minamoto no Yorizane (Contributor), Yamanoue Okura (Contributor), Prince Ōtsu (Contributor), Princess Hirokawa (Contributor), Princess Okū (Contributor), Kenneth Rexroth (Translator), S. W. Sargent (Translator), Semimaru (Contributor), Izumi Shikibu (Contributor), Tajihi (Contributor), The Priest Egyō (Contributor), The Priest Mansei (Author), F. Vos (Translator), Arthur Waley (Translator), Burton Watson (Translator), Ōtomo Yakamochi (Contributor)

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Keene, DonaldEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chamberlain, B. H.Translatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Emperor JomeiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Emperor YūryakuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henjō, SōjōContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hitomaro, KakinomotoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
IseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Japanese Classics Translation CommitteeTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lady Akazome EmonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lady ŌtomoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lady KasaAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lady UkonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lane, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
no Hironiwa, AbeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
no Hitozane, SakaiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
no Komachi, OnoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
no Mitsune, ŌshikōchiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Rexroth, KennethTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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SemimaruContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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TajihiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
The Priest EgyōContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
The Priest ManseiAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vos, F.Translatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Waley, ArthurTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watson, BurtonTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yakamochi, ŌtomoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802150586, Paperback)

The sweep of Japanese literature in all its great variety was made available to Western readers for the first time in this anthology. Every genre and style, from the celebrated No plays to the poetry and novels of the seventeenth century, find a place in this book. An introduction by Donald Keene places the selections in their proper historical context, allowing the readers to enjoy the book both as literature and as a guide to the cultural history of Japan. Selections include “Man’yoshu” or “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” from the ancient period; “Kokinshu” or “Collection of Ancient and Modern Poetry,” “The Tosa Diary” of Ki No Tsurayuki, “Yugao” from “Tales of Genji” of Murasaki Shikibu, and “The Pillow Book” of Sei Shonagon from the Heian Period; “The Tale of the Heike” from the Kamakura Period; Plan of the No Stage, “Birds of Sorrow” of Seami Motokiyo, and “Three Poets at Minase” from the Muromachi Period; and Sections from Basho, including “The Narrow Road of Oku,” “The Love Suicides at Sonezaki” by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and Waka and haiku of the Tokugawa Period.

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

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