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An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan's Mega-city, 1750-1850

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ISBN-10: 0824837401

ISBN-13: 9780824837402

Edition: 2013

Authors: Sumie Jones, Kenji Watanabe

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This title collects the work of innovative authors who looked beyond the established literary forms to focus on the fun and charm of the growing city of Edo, now Tokyo.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction: The Production and Consumption of Literature in a Flourishing Metropolis
Notes for the Reader
Playboys, Prostitutes, and Lovers
Seki the Night Hawk, 1753
"A Lousy Journey of Love: Two Sweethearts Won't Back Down," 1783
At a Fork on the Road to Hiring a Hooker, 1798
Intimations of Spring: The Plum Calendar, 1832-1833. Illustrated
Ghosts, Monsters, and Deities
One Hundred Monsters in Edo of Our Time, 1758
Rootless Grass, 1763, 1769
Thousand Arms of Goddess, Julienned: The Secret Recipe of Our Handmade Soup Stock, 1785. Illustrated by Kitao Masanobu
The Monster Takes a Bride, 1807. Illustrated by Katsukawa Shun'ei
Epic Yotsuya Ghost Tale, 1825
Heroes, Rogues, and Fools
Playboy, Grilled Edo Style, 1785. Illustrated by Kitao Masanobu
Osome and Hisamatsu: Their Amorous History-Read All About It!, 1813
opening section from The Tale of the Eight Dog Warriors of the Satomi Clan, 1814-1842. Illustrated chiefly
Funamushi episodes from The Tale of the Eight Dog Warriors of the Satomi Clan, 1814-1842. Illustrated chiefly by Yanagawa Shigenobu and Keisai Eisen
Eight Footloose Fools: A Flower Almanac, written in 1820, published in 1849. Illustrated chiefly
Benten the Thief, 1862
City and Country Folks
Mr. Senryu's Barrel of Laughs, Edo Haikai Style, 1765-1838
"The Housemaid's Ballad" and Other Poems, 1769
In the World of Men, Nothing But Lies, 1812. Illustrated
The Floating World Barbershop, 1813-1814. Illustrated
Tales from the North, 1818
Artists and Poets
On Farting, c. 1774, c. 1777
The "Peony Petals" Sequence, 1780
Peasants, Peddlers, and Paramours: Waka Selections
Icicle Teardrops and Butterfly Wings: Popular Love Songs
Tourists and Onlookers
Comparisons of Cities-(1) ANONYMOUS, "What They Think Good about Kyo and Edo," c. 1820, (2) SHIBA KOKAN, "On Good and Bad Things about Kyo and Edo" (A Letter to Yamaryo Kazuma), 1813, and (3) KIMURO BOUN, Tales of the Kyo I Have Seen, 1780
Songs of the Northern Quarter, 1786
Outlandish Nonsense: Verses on Western Themes
An Account of the Prosperity of Edo, 1832: "Urban Chivalry" and "Honjo District"
Source Texts and Modern Editions
List of Contributors
Index of Names
Subject Index
Color plates follow p.