A History of Japanese Literature: From the Man'yōshū to Modern Times

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Literary Collections - 400 pages
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A new simplified edition translated by Don Sanderson. The original three-volume work, first published in 1979, has been revised specially as a single volume paperback which concentrates on the development of Japanese literature.
  

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Contents

The Age of the Manyoshu
12
The First Turning Point
41
The Age of The Tale of Genji
57
The Second Turning Point
91
The Age of No and Kyogen
104
The Third Turning Point
128
The Fourth Turning Point
211
The Age of Meiji
243
The Age of Industrialization
283
The Postwar Years
338
Glossary
353
Bibliography
362
Names
374
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About the author (1997)

Critic, novelist, literary historian, and dramatist Kato Shuichi is Guest Professor of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University. He is author of many works, including a three-volume "History of Japanese Literature" (1979-83) and "Form, Style, Tradition: Reflections on Japanese Art and Society" (1971) and coauthor of "Six Lives, Six Deaths: Portraits from Modern Japan" (1979). Chia-ning Chang is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of California, Davis.

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