Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900
English | ISBN: 0231109903 | edition 2002 | DJVU | 1054 pages | 26,9 mb
There is no more rich or diverse period of Japanese literature than that of the Tokugawa period. The present anthology, which spans three centuries of creative writing in all forms, ranging from philosophical tracts and poetry to proto-comic books and playtexts, is the first single volume I know of in any language to encompass with such gusto the best and most representative writing accomplished during these many decades. Much of the material is newly rendered into English, and the work of some of the finest translators at work today is included. There has quite simply never been a collection like this one. It's an experience not to be missed, and it will give pleasure to many.