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Chushingura The Treasury of Loyal Retainers

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ISBN-10: 0231035314

ISBN-13: 9780231035316

Edition: 1971

Authors: Donald Keene, Donald McMillan

List price: $30.00
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Chushingura(The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) Ronin, is the most famous and perennially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written around 1748 as a puppet play, it is now better known through Kabuki theater performances. Donald Keene's translation of the original text is presented here with a new preface and an introduction and notes to aid readers in their comprehension and enjoyment of the play.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1971
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/22/1971
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 183
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Donald Keene was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 18, 1922. He received a bachelor's degree in 1942, a master's degree in 1947, and a doctoral degree in 1951 from Columbia University. During World War II, he served as an intelligence officer in the Navy and worked translating for Japanese prisoners. He taught at Columbia University for 56 years and was named the Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature in 1986 and University Professor Emeritus. Keene is considered to be a "Japanologist". He has written, translated, or edited numerous books in both Japanese and English on Japanese literature and culture including The Pleasures of Japanese Literature, Essays in Idleness, So Lovely a Country…