Early Modern Japanese Literature

Early Modern Japanese Literature

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This abridged edition of Haruo Shirane's popular anthology, Early Modern Japanese Literature, retains the essential texts that have made the original volume such a valuable resource. The book introduces English-speaking readers to prose fiction genres, including dangibon, kibyoshi (satiric picture books), sharebon (books of wit and fashion), yomihon, kokkeibon (books of humor), gokan (bound books), and ninjobon (books of romance and sentiment). It also features poetic genres such as waka, haiku, senryu, and kyoka, and plays ranging from Chikamatsu's puppet plays to nineteenth-century kabuki. Readers will continue to benefit from the anthology's selection of significant essays, treatises, literary criticism, folk stories, and other noncanonical works, as well as the numerous prints that accompanied these works. They will also find Shirane's introductions and critical commentary, which guide the reader through the allusive and often elliptical nature of these incredible selections.Aids to Lovemaking: Sailing to the Island of Women age sixty (8:5) Twenty-five thousand kanme of good silver. ... Yonosuke had thought deeply about this and realized the way of physical love that his soul had been following was actually a path winding through the forty-nine days after death between ... On the site he placed a rock quarried in Uji22 and planted morning glory vines that would climb up it.


Title:Early Modern Japanese Literature
Author: Haruo Shirane
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-08-13
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