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Japanese Literature

Author: Marvin Marcus

Publisher: Association for Asian Studies

ISBN: 0924304774

Category: Japanese literature

Page: 116

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Japanese Literature: From Murasaki to Murakami provides a concise introduction to the literature of Japan that traces its origins in the seventh century and explores a literary legacy--and its cultural contexts--marked by the intersection of aristocratic elegance and warrior austerity. Coverage extends to the present day with a focus on the complex twists and turns that mark Japan's literature in the modern period. In under one-hundred pages of narrative, Marcus's account of Japanese literature ranges from the 712 CE publication of Japan's first literary work, the Kojiki, to internationally-famous 21st century authors. Readers get a sense of past and contemporary literary themes and well written vignettes of the men and women who produced works that are an integral part of Japan's literary traditions. Readers are introduced to Japanese literature, but Marcus's linkages to history and culture increase the likelihood that many readers will be inspired to learn more about Japan and its rich history. Marcus's compelling interpretations of significant works of Japanese literature and their historical moments complement carefully selected passages of literary prose, poetry, and images from Japan's long literary and cultural history. This small gem of a book is essential for students, teachers, and general audiences interested in Japan and its long literary traditions.
Japanese Literature
Language: en
Pages: 116
Authors: Marvin Marcus
Categories: Japanese literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Association for Asian Studies

Japanese Literature: From Murasaki to Murakami provides a concise introduction to the literature of Japan that traces its origins in the seventh century and explores a literary legacy--and its cultural contexts--marked by the intersection of aristocratic elegance and warrior austerity. Coverage extends to the present day with a focus on
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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Fuminobu Murakami
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-10 - Publisher: Routledge

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Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan
Language: en
Pages: 652
Authors: William D. Hoover
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-15 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
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Language: en
Pages: 816
Authors: 春樹·村上
Categories: Japan
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08 - Publisher: Random House

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Traditional Japanese Literature
Language: en
Pages: 600
Authors: Haruo Shirane
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-25 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

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