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Five Women Who Loved Love: Amorous Tales…

Five Women Who Loved Love: Amorous Tales from 17th-century Japan (1685)

by Ihara Saikaku

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I read this several years ago and don't remember a lot of details. More to come when I re-read it. ( )
  Ambo_O | Oct 21, 2014 |
A classic of its time - five stories from medieval Japan translated into English. As much fun for it's footnotes explaining cultural references as for the actual stories. ( )
  MarysGirl | Sep 4, 2010 |
an important work in the history of Japanese literature, this novelized accounting of 5 real-life events introduces bourgeoise heroines into a genre normally represented by the more elite members of society, as well as commenting on the relevance of passion in women's lives. the author intriguingly insinuates that women - even in feudal Japan - exert more control over their lives than one would have previously suspected, albeit, in these episodes, usually not for the better. ( )
  calla | Feb 19, 2007 |
Five sweet stories about the lengths some ladies will go to for love. The stories are sweet charming, much like romantic comedies of ancient Japan.
  crazyjerseygirl | Feb 11, 2006 |
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