Product Details

Collection of Japanese works including poetry, prose and drama. The sweep of Japanese literature in all its great variety was made available to Western readers for the first time in this anthology. Every genre and style, from the celebrated No plays to the poetry and novels of the seventeenth century, find a place in this book. An introduction by Donald Keene places the selections in their proper historical context, allowing the readers to enjoy the book both as literature and as a guide to the cultural history of Japan. Selections include "Man'yoshu" or "Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves" from the ancient period; "Kokinshu" or "Collection of Ancient and Modern Poetry," "The Tosa Diary" of Ki No Tsurayuki, "Yugao" from "Tales of Genji" of Murasaki Shikibu, and "The Pillow Book" of Sei Shonagon from the Heian Period; "The Tale of the Heike" from the Kamakura Period; Plan of the No Stage, "Birds of Sorrow" of Seami Motokiyo, and "Three Poets at Minase" from the Muromachi Period; and Sections from Basho, including "The Narrow Road of Oku," "The Love Suicides at Sonezaki" by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and Waka and haiku of the Tokugawa Period.
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0802150586
ISBN-13 9780802150585
Product ID (ePID) 300806
Key Details
Number Of Pages 448 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 1994-01-11
Language JP
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication Year 1994
Additional Details
Copyright Date 1955
Original Language Japanese
Illustrated Yes
Weight 13.4 Oz
Height 0.5 In.
Width 5.5 In.
Length 8.2 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
LCCN 55-005110
LC Classification Number PL882
Dewey Decimal 895.6
Dewey Edition 23
Edited by Donald Keene