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Seeds in the Heart: Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century. 1st ed, 1st printing

Keene, Donald

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ISBN 10: 0805019995 / ISBN 13: 9780805019995
Published by New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Co, 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Seeds in the Heart: Japanese Literature from...

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Co

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Twenty-five years of research inform the fourth and final volume of an analysis of Japanese literature that uncovers the sensibility of an entire culture, revealing the history of poetic forms, the "I" novel, travel writing, women writers, and more.

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Donald Keene employs his prodigious wealth of knowledge, critical insight, and narrative aplomb to guide readers through the first nine hundred years of Japanese literature―a period that not only defined the unique properties of Japanese prosody and prose but also produced some of its greatest works. Covering courtly fiction, Buddhist writings, war tales, diaries, poems, and more, Seeds in the Heart explores a vast and variegated treasury of writings. Detailed textual examinations of classic texts―from the Kojiki to The Tale of Genji, from The Pillow Book of Sei Shônagon to Zeami's Nô plays―allow students, lay readers, and scholars a new understanding and enjoyment of this great literature.

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