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This collection of 20 essays focuses on the rich tradition of Japanese culture. It illuminates important aspects of Japanese literature for the general reader and places each subject within the context of the tradition as a whole.
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Donald Keene, professor emeritus of Japanese literature at Columbia University, is the author of numerous books, including a definitive multi-volume history of Japanese literature.Review:
A rich and varied banquet ... a collection of essays remarkable for its scope, erudition, humor, and clear, incisive style. -- Ivan Morris
Admirable ... Chapters on aesthetics, traditional poetry, modern poetry, novelists, eccentrics, literature and war. -- Library Journal
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Book Description Kodansha International, 2002. Soft cover. Condition: New. ## NEW book is clean and tight. Paperback. First Trade Paperback Edition, 2002. First printing. Full number line. French fold covers. Spine uncreased. Covers flat. Clean. Square. No marks in or on book. NOT A REMAINDER. 343 pages. Bubble wrapped and custom boxed for standard shipping. New. Seller Inventory # 002587
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