A History of Japanese Literature: From the Man'yōshū to Modern Times
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 and foregoes the original supporting philosophical and religious debate in order to provide a more practical and direct source of reference within the context of literature studies, and other comparative works of literary criticism.
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