Nisemonogatari Fake Tale

Author: Ishin Nishio
Publisher: Vertical
ISBN: 1942993986
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Fiction

In BAKEMONOGATARI Koyomi Araragi, a third year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack, finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions- gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits. However, in this sequel NISEMONOGATARI, we pick up right where we left off in KIZUMONOGATARI and follow Koyomi as the psychological twists delve deeper and deeper...

Tales of Heich

Author: Susan Downing Videen
Publisher: Harvard Univ Asia Center
ISBN: 0674387155
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this book Susan traces the vicissitudes of Heichu's literary history. She translates the complete Heian Tales of Heichu, along with the subsequent setdsuwa stories, fabliaux, and modern fiction in which he appears.

Parody Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku

Author: David J. Gundry
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004344310
Release Date: 2017-08-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

The first monograph published in English on Ihara Saikaku’s fiction, Gundry’s lucid, compelling study examines works by Edo-period Japan’s leading writer of ‘floating world’ literature both in their local context and as part of transnational trends in early bourgeois narrative.

Early Modern Japanese Literature

Author: Haruo Shirane
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231516142
Release Date: 2008-04-21
Genre: Literary Criticism

This abridged edition of Haruo Shirane's popular anthology, Early Modern Japanese Literature, retains the essential texts that have made the original volume such a valuable resource. The book introduces English-speaking readers to prose fiction genres, including dangibon, kibyoshi (satiric picture books), sharebon (books of wit and fashion), yomihon, kokkeibon (books of humor), gokan (bound books), and ninjobon (books of romance and sentiment). It also features poetic genres such as waka, haiku, senryu, and kyoka, and plays ranging from Chikamatsu's puppet plays to nineteenth-century kabuki. Readers will continue to benefit from the anthology's selection of significant essays, treatises, literary criticism, folk stories, and other noncanonical works, as well as the numerous prints that accompanied these works. They will also find Shirane's introductions and critical commentary, which guide the reader through the allusive and often elliptical nature of these incredible selections.

A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan

Author: Rebekah Clements
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107079823
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: History

"Translation, in one form or another, has been present in all major exchanges between cultures in history. Japan is no exception, and it is part of the standard narrative of Japanese history that translation has played a formative role in the developmentof indigenous legal and religious systems as well as literature, from early contact with China to the present-day impact of world literatures in Japanese translation. Yet translation is by no means a mainstream area of study for historians of Japan and there are no monograph-length overviews of the history of pre-modern Japanese translation available in any language"--