Seeds in the heart : Japanese literature from earliest times to the late sixteenth century / with a new preface by the author, Donald Keene.

Author
Published
  • New York : Columbia University Press ©1999
Physical description
xii, 1265 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 9780231114417
  • 0231114419
Notes
  • Originally published: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1993.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • The Kojiki -- Writings in Chinese or the Nara period -- The Man'yōshū -- Poetry and prose in Chinese of the early Heian period -- The transition from the Man'yōshū to the Kokinshū -- The Kokinshū -- Late Heian collections of Waka poetry -- Late Heian poetry and prose in Chinese -- Heian diaries -- The pillow book of Sei Shōnagon -- The beginnings of fiction -- The tale of Genji -- Courtly fiction after The tale of Genji -- Mirrors of history -- Tale literature -- Tales of warfare -- The age of the Shin Kokinshū -- Waka poetry of the Kamakura and Muromachi periods -- Buddhist writings of the Kamakura period -- Courtly fiction of the Kamakura period -- Diaries of the Kamakura period -- Essays in idleness -- Medieval war tales -- Renga -- Diaries and other prose of the Muromachi period -- Nō and Kyōgen as literature -- Literature of the Five Mountains -- Muromachi fiction : otogi-zōshi -- The late sixteenth century.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Donald Keene, a noted authority in the field, offers a guide through the first 900 years of Japanese literature. This period not only defined the unique properties of Japanese prose and prosody, but also produced some of its greatest works.

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British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.2001.a.8880
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in West Room (Not borrowable) 2003.9.4377
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 2 895.609 KEE
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored onsite) HP2.201.03882
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Oxford Brookes University: Headington Library, Standard Loan 895.609 KEE
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Trinity College Dublin Library: Ussher Library PL-345-879
University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary MY 90.9 KEE

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