Japanese Poetic Diaries

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Earl Roy Miner
University of California Press, 1969 - Literary Criticism - 211 pages
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One of the most enduring and significant Japanese literary forms is the poetic diary. In the present work, Miner translates, analyzes, and describes four important diaries from different periods between the 10th and 19th centuries, illuminating the peculiar qualities of this literary genre.
 

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Contents

Introduction 3 Diaries and Japanese Diary Literature
1
The Tosa Diary
20
The Diary of Izumi Shikibu
30
The Narrow Road Through the Provinces
39
The Verse Record of My Peonies
47
Poetry and Diaries
50
The Tosa Diary
57
The Diary of Izumi Shikibu
93
The Narrow Road Through the Provinces
155
The Verse Record of My Peonies
199
Bibliographical Note
205
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