Seeds in the Heart

Seeds in the Heart

Japanese Literature From Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Twenty-five years of research inform the fourth and final volume of an analysis of Japanese literature that uncovers the sensibility of an entire culture, revealing the history of poetic forms, the "I" novel, travel writing, women writers, and more.

Book News
With this volume, Keene completes his sweeping four-volume survey of Japanese literature from the earliest times to 1970, here examining a thousand years of literary history that both defined the unique properties of Japanese prosody and prose, and produced some of its greatest works: the robust and grand poetry of the Man'yoshu ; the subtle and sparse perfection of the 31-syllable waka poem; The Tale of the Genji , still regarded as one of the greatest novels in world literature; the poetic texts of the 15th-century No dramas; and the vast canvases of the medieval war tales, such as The Tale of the Heike . For both expert and lay readers, with or without knowledge of Japanese history. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1993
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805019995
Branch Call Number: 895.609 KEENE
Characteristics: xiv, 1,265 pages ; 25 cm


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