Japanese Literature: From Murasaki to Murakami

 
9780924304774: Japanese Literature: From Murasaki to Murakami
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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." (Ann Sherif, Professor of Japanese, Oberlin College). "This gracefully written volume will serve as a reliable anchor for any introduction to the full range of Japanese literary expression." (Jay Rubin, Professor of Japanese Literature, Emeritus, Harvard University)

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Marvin Marcus
Published by Association for Asian Studies, Inc (2015)
ISBN 10: 0924304774 ISBN 13: 9780924304774
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