The Legends of Tono: 100th Anniversary Edition (Google eBook)

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Lexington Books, Jan 1, 1955 - Literary Criticism - 120 pages
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In 1910, when Kunio Yanagita (1875-1962) wrote and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese, he had no idea that 100 years later, his book would become a Japanese literary and folklore classic. Yanagita is best remembered as the founder of Japanesefolklore studies, and Ronald Morse transcends time to bring the reader a marvelous guide to Tono, Yanagita, and his enthralling tales. In this 100th Anniversary edition, Morse has completely revised his original translation, now out of print for over three decades. Retaining the original's great understanding of Japanese language, history, and lore, this new edition will make the classic collection available to new generations of readers.
  

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Review: The Legends of Tono

User Review  - Mauri - Goodreads

An odd book. A series of brief stories that took place (supposedly)in Tono, Iwate Prefecture. Some of them are clearly supernatural, whereas others are "merely" spectacular encounters with the animals ... Read full review

Review: The Legends of Tono

User Review  - Goodreads

An odd book. A series of brief stories that took place (supposedly)in Tono, Iwate Prefecture. Some of them are clearly supernatural, whereas others are "merely" spectacular encounters with the animals ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
5
LEGENDS OF TONO
11
SONG FOR THE DANCE OF THE DEER
70
TOPICAL INDEX
75
GUIDE TO ENGLISHLANGUAGE WRITINGS ON KUNIO YANAGITA AND THE LEGENDS OF TONO
77
ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR
83
Copyright

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About the author (1955)

KUNIO YANAGIGTA (1875-1962) is recognized as the founder of folklore studies in Japan. His work in the field comprises some one hundred books and over a thousand articles, including both collections of Japanese folktales and distinguished scholarly works.

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