This extensive anthology includes excerpts from plays and novels plus stories, fairy tales, and many poems.
|notes:||Contents: Ancient period [To 794 A.D.]: Man’yoshu; Luck of the sea and luck of the mountains; Kaifuso, Heian period [794-1185]: Kukai, Kukai and his master; Tales of Ise; Kokinshu; Ki No Tsurayuki, the Tosa diary; Poetry from the six collections; Mother of Michitsuna, Kagero Nikki; Murasaki Shikibu, Yugao (from “The Tale of Genji”), Sei Shonagon, The pillow book; Murasaki Shikibu, diary; Daughter of Takasue, the Sarashina diary; Poetry in Chinese; Ryojin Hisho; Lady who loved insects, Kamakura period [1185-1333]: Tale of the Heike; Shinkokinshu; Kamo No Chomei, an account of my hut; Tales from the Uji collection; Captain of Naruto, Muromachi period [1333-1600]: Yoshida Kendo, Essays in idleness; Exile of Godaigo; Seami Motokiyo, the art of the Noh; Plan of the Noh stage; Kanami Kiyotsugu, Sotoba Komachi; Seami Motokiyo, Birds of sorrow; Seami Motokiyo, Atsumori; Seami Motokiyo, the Damask drum; Bird-catcher in Hades; Busu; Poems in Chinese by Buddhist monks; Three poets at Minase; Three priests, Tokugawa period [1600-1868]: Ihara Saikaku, What the seasons brought to the almanac maker; Ihara Saikaku, The umbrella oracle; Ihara Saikaku, The eternal storehouse of Japan; Matsuo Basho, The narrow road of Oku; Matsuo Basho, prose poem on the unreal dwelling; Mukai Kyorai, conversations with Kyorai; Haiku by Basho and his school; Chikamatsu on the art of the puppet stage; Chikamatsu Monzaemon, the love suicides at Sonezaki; Ejima Kiseki, A wayward wife; Jippensha Ikku, Hizakurige; Takizawa Bakin, Shino and Hamaji; Haiku of the middle and late Tokugawa period; Waka of the Tokugawa period; Poetry and prose in Chinese.|
|publisher:||Grove Press, 1955, 1960, 1969, 1988, 1998, 2000; Tuttle, 1955, 1964, 1966, 1971, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1991, 2002, 2006, 2011|
|publication place:||New York; New York, Rutland, VT, Boston|
|english publication date:||1955|
|description:||442 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|related:||UNESCO collection of representative works: Japanese series|