The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters (Translations from the Asian Classics)

The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters (Translations from the Asian Classics)

Gustav Heldt


Japan's oldest surviving narrative, the eighth-century Kojiki, chronicles the legendary origins of its islands and their ruling dynasty via a various array of genealogies, stories, and songs that experience helped to form the trendy nation's perspectives of its historical previous. Gustav Heldt's attractive new translation of this respected vintage goals to make the Kojiki obtainable to modern readers whereas staying actual to the distinctively dramatic and evocative charm of the original's language. It conveys the rhythms that constitution the Kojiki's lively variety of storytelling and interprets the names of its many of us and locations to explain their value in the narrative. An creation, glossaries, maps, and bibliographies provide a wealth of extra information regarding Japan's earliest extant list of its background, literature, and religion.

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