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Review: Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

User Review  - Gordon Collins - Goodreads

Well selected and explained by a person you would trust to this task. He's gone for representative rather than for western-appeal and so you might find a lot of falling petals and moon gazing haikus which don't do much in English but at least you know what they were writing then. Fascinating. Read full review

Review: Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

User Review  - V - Goodreads

This book is perfect for an introduction to Japanese literature. It contains popular excerpts from the most notable works. I highly suggest it only to be used as an introduction, because it only brushes the surface of the stories you read in this anthology. Read full review

Review: Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

I read this book for class, but I really enjoyed it an valued the work of the writer to translate all of these culturally important Japanese works. Read full review

Review: Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

User Review  - Mari - Goodreads

A wonderful introduction to Japanese literature. Read full review

Review: Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

This was a landmark anthology when published in the 1950s and is still, I think, regarded as standard reading on university courses in pre-modern Japanese literature. Keene was, and still is, regarded ... Read full review

Review: Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

User Review  - Michael O. - Goodreads

I use this book in the classroom for two reasons - it's relatively cheap ($10 when most lit anthologies run $30-40-50) and the collection is well-selected and well-translated. The only problem - for ... Read full review

Review: Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

User Review  - Meghan Fidler - Goodreads

Mixing linguistic nuances and historical details with numerous stories, Donald Keene provides a strong editorial background to the translations of Japanese literature. When read carefully, the book ... Read full review

Review: Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

User Review  - Mel - Goodreads

Throughout this book, my greatest challenge was trying to be understanding of the time and place in which this book was released. It serves its purpose as an anthology, albeit a tad light for my ... Read full review

Review: Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

I've been reading this on and off for a year or two. I really enjoy it, especially outside on sunny days. Read full review

Review: Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

User Review  - Guy Cranswick - Goodreads

Excellent to re-read the variety of pieces eg Essay on Idelness Read full review


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