Five Women Who Loved Love: Amorous Tales from 17th-Century Japan

Five Women Who Loved Love: Amorous Tales from 17th-Century Japan

by Ihara Saikaku, Saikaku Ihara, William Theodore De Bary
     
 

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First published in 1686, Five Women Who Loved Love was an immediate bestseller in the bawdy, life-loving world that was Genroku Japan.

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Overview

First published in 1686, Five Women Who Loved Love was an immediate bestseller in the bawdy, life-loving world that was Genroku Japan.

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"Five charming novellas...which have astonishing freshness, color, and warmth." —The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804801843
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/1989
Series:
Tuttle Classics Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,513,487
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Saikaku Ihara (1641 – 93), novelist and poet, is credited with founding the genre called ukiyo-zoshi (books of the floating world), a type of popular fiction written between the 1680s and the 1770s. Once downgraded as vulgar, today Saikaku is acclaimed a great realist, largely because of his minute and accurate delineation of characters, customs, and events of his day.

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