Japanese Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale And Folklore Library)
ISBN: 0394756568
EAN13: 9780394756561
Language: English
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 9.8" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
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Here are two hundred and twenty dazzling tales from medieval Japan, tales that welcome us into a fabulous, faraway world populated by saints and scoundrels, ghosts and magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese worldview during a classic period in Japanese civilization. Masterfully edited and translated by the acclaimed translator of The Tale of Genji, these stories ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long-vanished though perennially fascinating culture.

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