Travelers of a Hundred Ages: The Japanese as Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries (Paperback)Donald Keene (author)
Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 09/06/1999
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Donald Keene, hailed in the New York Times Book Review as "the century's leading expert on Japanese literature," presents here a collection of premodern Japanese diaries that is both a literary history of this genre and a source of insight into Japanese life of the last thousand years. Ranging from objective to confessional, selections such as "The Poetic Memoirs of Lady Daibu" and "Diaries of Seventeenth-Century Courtiers" offer unparalleled glimpses into the lives of diverse writers from the Kamakura dynastic period to the Tokugawa period. Illuminating the hidden and largely unknown worlds of imperial courts, Buddhist monasteries, country inns, and merchants' houses, Travelers of a Hundred Ages is an intimate account of the diarists' lives and a testimony to the struggles and advances of Japanese culture.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 652 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
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