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Lotus and Other Tales of Medieval Japan

Umehara, Takeshi;McCarthy, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0804820627 / ISBN 13: 9780804820622
Published by Tuttle Pub, North Clar, 1996
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Lotus and Other Tales of Medieval Japan

Publisher: Tuttle Pub, North Clar

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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The medieval period in Japan, spanning the years from about 1200 to 1600, was a time of rapid cultural development that saw the emergence and refinement of many new art forms. One of these was the religious folk tale, or setsuwa, many collections of which were compiled during this time. Unlike the rarified court poems and accounts of aristocratic life written during this period, setsuwa were literature for the common man. Like the classic fables and parables of the West, these stories are varied in origin, many of them collected from Indian and Chinese sources and retold and embellished by succeeding generations of authors.
In Lotus: and Other Tales of Medieval Japan, the author has carefully chosen eight particularly notable setsuwa for their timeless interest and fascinating plot developments.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

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