japanese literature

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Translator: McCullough, Helen Craig

  • The tale of the Heike

    The Tale of the Heike is one of the masterworks of Japanese literature, ranking with The Tale of Genji in quality and prestige. Familiar in Japan for generations, first through oral narration and later through the printed page, this fourteenth-century reworking of traditional materials tells the story of the decline and final military defeat of…

  • Genji and Heike : selections from The tale of Genji and The tale of the Heike

    The Tale of Genji and The Tale of the Heike are the two major works of classical Japanese prose. The complete versions of both works are too long to be taught in one term, and this abridgment answers the need for a one-volume edition of both works suitable for use in survey courses in classical…