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Traditional Japanese Literature An Anthology, Beginnings To 1600

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ISBN-10: 0231136978

ISBN-13: 9780231136976

Edition: 2008

Authors: Haruo Shirane

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Traditional Japanese Literaturefeatures a rich array of works dating from the very beginnings of the Japanese written language through the evolution of Japan's noted aristocratic court and warrior cultures. It contains stunning new translations of such canonical texts as The Tales of the Heikeas well as works and genres previously ignored by scholars and unknown to general readers. This volume includes generous selections from Man'ysh, The Tale of Genji, The Pillow Book, Kokinsh, and other classics of Japanese literature, as well as a stunning range of folk literature, epic tales of war, poetry, and no drama. The anthology offers an impressive representation of dramatic, poetic, and…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.114
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Children of Hagar
""A Mingled Race"": Walter Scott's Gypsies
Vagrant and Poet: The Gypsy and the ""Strange Disease of Modern Life""
In the Beginning Was the Word: George Borrow's Romany Picaresque
""Marks of Race"": The Impossible Gypsy in George Eliot
""The Last Romance"": Scholarship and Nostalgia in the Gypsy Lore Society
The Phantom Gypsy: Invisibility, Writing, and History