A History of Japanese Literature

A new simplified edition translated by Don Sanderson. The original three-volume work, first published in 1979, has been revised specially as a single volume paperback which concentrates on the development of Japanese literature.

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Author: Shūichi Katō

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1873410484

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

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A new simplified edition translated by Don Sanderson. The original three-volume work, first published in 1979, has been revised specially as a single volume paperback which concentrates on the development of Japanese literature.

A History of Japanese Literature The modern years

Studies the development of Japanese literature from the folktales and poetry of the Age of the Manyoshu to the dramatic works of the Muromachi period ending in 1568, emphasizing its relation to social, cultural and intellectual developments

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Author: Shūichi Katō

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 0870115693

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Studies the development of Japanese literature from the folktales and poetry of the Age of the Manyoshu to the dramatic works of the Muromachi period ending in 1568, emphasizing its relation to social, cultural and intellectual developments

A History of Japanese Literature

This history of Japan's literary heritage traces the development of Japaneseiterature from the seventh to the mid-16th century, emphasizing theistorical and the social context of the literary works discussed and theelationship between ...

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Author: 周一·加藤

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 4770029349

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

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This history of Japan's literary heritage traces the development of Japaneseiterature from the seventh to the mid-16th century, emphasizing theistorical and the social context of the literary works discussed and theelationship between Japanese works and Western and Chinese literature.

A History of Japanese Literature

By moving beyond the discussion of literary forms and style into the social background which has shaped the works, Professor Kato provides the first real history of Japanese literature in its context; in fact, given the importance of ...

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Author: Shuichi Kato

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349030848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 319

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Shuichi Kato's two-volume history of Japanese literature is impressive for its critical and comparative grasp as well as for its historical scholarship. It is also a unique contribution to the subject insofar as it incorporates the vast spread of kambun (classic Chinese) literature written by Japanese authors. By moving beyond the discussion of literary forms and style into the social background which has shaped the works, Professor Kato provides the first real history of Japanese literature in its context; in fact, given the importance of literature in Japanese cultural history in general, Professor Kato's work could equally be viewed as a study of Japan's intellectual history through literature.

A History of Japanese Literature

This book, which covers the period from preliterate times to the beginning of the tenth century, is the first of five proposed volumes that will give an account of Japanese literature from its beginnings to the death of the modern novelist ...

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Author: Jin'ichi Konishi

Publisher: Princeton Legacy Library

ISBN: 0691629145

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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This book, which covers the period from preliterate times to the beginning of the tenth century, is the first of five proposed volumes that will give an account of Japanese literature from its beginnings to the death of the modern novelist Mishima. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature

The book is arranged topically in a series of short, accessible chapters for easy access and reference, giving insight into both canonical texts and many lesser known, popular genres, from centuries-old folk literature to the detective ...

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Author: Haruo Shirane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107029031

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 865

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The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature provides, for the first time, a history of Japanese literature with comprehensive coverage of the premodern and modern eras in a single volume. The book is arranged topically in a series of short, accessible chapters for easy access and reference, giving insight into both canonical texts and many lesser known, popular genres, from centuries-old folk literature to the detective fiction of modern times. The various period introductions provide an overview of recurrent issues that span many decades, if not centuries. The book also places Japanese literature in a wider East Asian tradition of Sinitic writing and provides comprehensive coverage of women's literature as well as new popular literary forms, including manga (comic books). An extensive bibliography of works in English enables readers to continue to explore this rich tradition through translations and secondary reading.

A History of Japanese Literature Volume 1

This book, which covers the period from preliterate times to the beginning of the tenth century, is the first of five proposed volumes that will give an account of Japanese literature from its beginnings to the death of the modern novelist ...

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Author: Jin'ichi Konishi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400886333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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This book, which covers the period from preliterate times to the beginning of the tenth century, is the first of five proposed volumes that will give an account of Japanese literature from its beginnings to the death of the modern novelist Mishima. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

A History of Japanese Literature Volume 2

The second of live volumes planned to give a systematic account of Japanese literature from its beginnings to the death of the modern novelist Mishima, this book establishes the character of the literature of the early Middle Ages, from the ...

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Author: Jin'ichi Konishi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400886036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 482

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The second of live volumes planned to give a systematic account of Japanese literature from its beginnings to the death of the modern novelist Mishima, this book establishes the character of the literature of the early Middle Ages, from the ninth to the mid-twelfth century. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Traditional Japanese Literature

It contains stunning new translations of such canonical texts as The Tales of the Heike as well as works and genres previously ignored by scholars and unknown to general readers.

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Author: Haruo Shirane

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231157308

Category: History

Page: 578

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Haruo Shirane's critically acclaimed Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600, contains key examples of both high and low styles of poetry, drama, prose fiction, and essays. For this abridged edition, Shirane retains substantial excerpts from such masterworks as The Tale of Genji, The Tales of the Heike, The Pillow Book, the Man'yoshu, and the Kokinshu. He preserves his comprehensive survey of secular and religious anecdotes ( setsuwa) as well as classical poems with extensive commentary. He features no drama; selections from influential war epics; and notable essays on poetry, fiction, history, and religion. Texts are interwoven to bring into focus common themes, styles, and allusions while inviting comparison and debate. The result is a rich encounter with ancient and medieval Japanese culture and history. Each text and genre is enhanced by extensive introductions that provide sociopolitical and cultural context. The anthology is organized by period, genre, and topic -- an instructor-friendly structure -- and a comprehensive bibliography guides readers toward further study. Praise for Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600 "Haruo Shirane has done a splendid job at this herculean task." -- Joshua Mostow, University of British Columbia "A comprehensive and innovative anthology.... All of the introductions are excellent." -- Journal of Asian Studies "One of those impressive, erudite, must-have titles for anyone interested in Asian literature." -- Bloomsbury Review "An anthology that comprises superb translations of an exceptionally wide range of texts.... Highly recommended." -- Choice "A wealth of material." -- Monumenta Nipponica