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  • Published: 1 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141392585
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
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The Tales of Ise




One of the three seminal works of Japanese literature, this beautiful collection of poems and tales offers an unparalleled insight into ancient Japan

Along with the Tale of Genji and One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each, the Tales of Ise may be considered as one of the three most important works of Japanese literature. A poem-tale collection from the early Heian period, the thread of the narrative is loosely composed around a series of stories spanning the period from a man's youth to his death, and offers deep insights into the world of courtly love in ancient Japan.

  • Published: 1 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141392585
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
Categories:

Praise for The Tales of Ise

MacMillan's Tales of Ise adds to the treasures of Japanese literature that can now be enjoyed in English translation. It is the most poetic translation of this work to date and establishes MacMillan as an outstanding translator of Japanese poetry

Donald Keene

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