3 edition of Japanese Literature (Large Print Edition) found in the catalog.
November 1, 2007
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||382|
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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.
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About the Book. Classic short stories made accessible with facing-page translations, full vocabulary lists and online audio. Breaking into Japanese Literature is designed to make great works of Japanese literature accessible.
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A war orphan seeks the companionship of his father’s mistress in order to forge some semblance of family in his life. Traditional Japanese Literature is a companion volume to Columbia University Press's Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, and part of its four-volume history of Japanese literature.
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