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Masterpieces of the Orient

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Selected readings from the poetry, prose, and drama of the Near and Far East, with background introductions.

notes: Contents: The Near East: The golden odes (Mu’allaqat), Firdausi, Rumi, Sa’di, Hafiz, Taha Hussein. India: The rigveda, The song of God, Valmiki, Kalidasa, Vidyakara, Rabindranath Tagore, R. K. Narayan. China: The book of songs (Shih Ching), Confucius (K’ung Fu-tzu), Chuang-Tzu, Lu Ki, Three poets: T’ao Ch’ien, Li Po, Po Chu-I, Wu Ch’eng-en, Liu T’ieh-yun, Lu Hsun (Chou Shu-jen), The red lantern. Japan: The collection of ten thousand leaves, Sei Shonagon, Tales of the middle counselor of the embankment, Tales of the Heike, Kamo-no Chomei, Six no plays: Zeami Motokiyo, Zenchiku Ujinobu, Komparu Zembo Motoyasu, Basho and others, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Four modern masters of fiction: Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, Yasunari Kawabata, Yukio Mishima.
subjects: Asian literature
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780393091960
OCLC number: 339875
publisher: Norton, 1961, 1977
publication place: New York
english publication date: 1961
document type: Book
description: 396 p. ; 22 cm.