Anthology of Japanese literature : from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century / compiled and edited by Donald Keene.

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Published: New York : Grove Press, ©1955.
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Series:UNESCO collection of representative works. Japanese series
Format: Electronic eBook
Table of Contents:
  • Ancient period [To 794 A.D.]: Manyoshu; Luck of sea and luck of the mountains; Kaifuso
  • Heian period 9794-1185]: Kukai, Kukai and his master; Tales of Ise; Kokinshu; Ki No Tsurayuki, the tosa diary; Poetry from the six collections; Mother of Michitsuna, Kagero Nikki; Murasaki Shikibu, Yugao (from "The Tale of Genji"
  • Sei Shonagon, the pillow book; Murasaki Shikibu, diary; Daugher of Takasue, the Sarashina diary; Poetry in Chinese; Ryojin Hisho; Lady who loved insects
  • Kamakura period 01185-1333]: Tale of the Heike; Shinkokinshu; Kamo No Chomei, an account of my hut; Tales from the Uji collection; Captain of Naruto
  • Muromachi period [1333-1600]: Yoshida Kendo, essays in idleness; Exile of Godaigo; Seami Motokiyo, the art of the No; Plan of the No stage; Kanami Kiyotsugu, Sotoba Komachi; Seami Motokiyo, birds of sorrow; Seami Motokiyo, Atsumori; Seami Motokiyo, the Damask drum; bird-catcher in Hades; Busu; Poems in Chinese by Buddhist monks; Three poets at minase; Three priests
  • Tokugawa period 01600-1868]: Ihara Saikaku, what the seasons brought to the almanacmaker; Ihara Saikaku, the umbrella oracle; Ihara Saikaku, the eternal storehouse of Japan; Matsuo Basho, the narrow road of Oku; Matuso Basho, prose poem on the unreal dwelling; Mukai Kyorai, conversations with Kyorai; Kaiky by Basho and his school; Chikamatsu on the art of the puppet stage; Chikamatsu Monzaemon, the love suicides at Sonezaki; Ejima Kiseki, a wayward wife; Jippensha Ikku, Hizakurige; Takizawa Bakin, Shino and Hamaji; Haiku of the middle and late Tokugawa period; Waka of the Tokugawa period; Poetry and prose in Chinese.