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Dawn to the West Japanese Literature of the the Modern Era - Poetry, Drama, Criticism

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ISBN-10: 0231114397

ISBN-13: 9780231114394

Edition: N/A

Authors: Donald Keene, Donald McMillan

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List price: $50.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 698
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
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…    

Preface to the Columbia Edition
Poetry in Traditional Forms
The Modern Tanka
The Modern Haiku
Poetry in New Forms
The Meiji Period (1868-1912)
The Taisho Period (1912-1926)
The Showa Period (from 1927)
The Modern Drama
The Literature of Modern Kabuki
The Literature of Shimpa and Shingeki
Modern Criticism
The Meiji Period (1868-1912)
The Taisho Period (1912-1926)
The Showa Period (from 1927)
Selected List of Translations into English