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    Donald Keene(Editor)

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Donald Keene, hailed in the New York Times Book Review as "the century's leading expert on Japanese literature," presents here a collection of premodern Japanese diaries that is both a literary history of this genre and a source of insight into Japanese life of the last thousand years. Ranging from objective to confessional, selections such as "The Poetic Memoirs of Lady Daibu" and "Diaries of Seventeenth-Century Courtiers" offer unparalleled glimpses into the lives of diverse writers from the Kamakura dynastic period to the Tokugawa period. Illuminating the hidden and largely unknown worlds of imperial courts, Buddhist monasteries, country inns, and merchants' houses, Travelers of a Hundred Ages is an intimate account of the diarists' lives and a testimony to the struggles and advances of Japanese culture.

"This is a book to keep at one's side and visit from time to time". -- The New Yorker --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 468 pages
  • Donald Keene(Editor)
  • Henry Holt & Company Inc (Jan. 1990)
  • English
  • 9
  • Travel & Holiday

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