Landscapes and portraits, appreciations of Japanese culture

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Kodansha International Ltd., 1971 - Literary Criticism - 343 pages
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Contents

Acknowledgements 9
Feminine Sensibility in the Heian Era
26
Realism and Unreality in Japanese Drama
52
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About the author (1971)

Donald Keene is an expert on Japanese literature and culture who was educated at Columbia University. Currently he is the Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. Keene's books include The Pleasures of Japanese Literature and Essays in Idleness. His translations include Three Plays of Kobo Abe and Twenty Plays of the No Theater. His awards include the Kikuchi Kan Prize of the Society for the Advancement of Japanese Culture, the Japan Foundation Prize and the Tokyo Metropolitan Prize. He has honorary degrees from Cambridge University, St. Andrew's College and Middlebury College.

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