World Within Walls: Japanese Literature of the Pre-Modern Era, 1600--1867

World Within Walls: Japanese Literature of the Pre-Modern Era, 1600--1867

by Donald Keene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231114672

ISBN-13: 9780231114677

Pub. Date: 10/13/1999

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The Tokugawa family held the shogunate from 1603 to 1867, ruling Japan and keeping the island nation isolated from the rest of the world for more than 250 years. Donald Keene looks within the "walls" of isolation and meticulously chronicles the period's vast literary output, providing both lay readers and scholars with the definitive history of premodern Japanese

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The Tokugawa family held the shogunate from 1603 to 1867, ruling Japan and keeping the island nation isolated from the rest of the world for more than 250 years. Donald Keene looks within the "walls" of isolation and meticulously chronicles the period's vast literary output, providing both lay readers and scholars with the definitive history of premodern Japanese literature.

World Within Walls spans the age in which Japanese literature began to reach a popular audience—as opposed to the elite aristocratic readers to whom it had previously been confined. Keene comprehensively treats each of the new, popular genres that arose, including haiku, Kabuki, and the witty, urbane prose of the newly ascendant merchant class.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231114677
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/13/1999
Series:
History of Japanese Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
606
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Columbia Edition
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. 1Literature From 1600-1770
1Haikai Poetry: The Beginnings of Haikai no Renga (Comic Linked Verse)11
2Haikai Poetry: Matsunaga Teitoku and the Creation of Haikai Poetry21
3Haikai Poetry: Danrin Haikai40
4Haikai Poetry: The Transition to Basho56
5Haikai Poetry: Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)71
6Haikai Poetry: Basho's Disciples123
7Fiction: Kana Zoshi149
8Fiction: Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693)167
9Fiction: Ukiyo Zoshi216
10Drama: The Beginnings of Kabuki and Joruri230
11Drama: Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725)244
12Drama: Joruri after Chikamatsu275
13Waka Poetry: Kokugaku and the Waka300
Pt. 2Literature from 1770-1867
14Haikai Poetry: Buson and the Haikai Revival337
15Haikai Poetry: Haikai of the Late Tokugawa Period358
16Fiction: Ueda Akinari (1734-1809)371
17Fiction: Gesaku Fiction396
18Drama: Eighteenth-Century Kabuki438
19Drama: Nineteenth-Century Kabuki455
20Waka Poetry: Waka of the Late Tokugawa Period477
21Waka Poetry: Comic Poetry512
22Poetry and Prose in Chinese535
AppSummaries of Plays563
Glossary of Japanese Terms and Certain Japanese and Chinese Names571
Index581

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