Japanese Literature: An Introduction for Western Readers

Japanese Literature: An Introduction for Western Readers

Donald Keene


This delightfully written booklet presents the Western reader with an creation to a few of the main attractive and noteworthy components of jap literature. an exceptional pupil, Donald Keene writes in a lucid and obtainable kind, devoting separate chapters to poetry, theater, and the radical, and shutting with a bankruptcy at the impact of the West on jap literature. hence the booklet is without delay a quick heritage of the literature and a serious knowing of it. additionally incorporated is a bibliography of histories and different reference works, in addition to a listing of novels and different prose in translation, in order that readers who desire to may fit past the scope of this creation.

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