THE ISE STORIES: ISE MONOGATARI

THE ISE STORIES: ISE MONOGATARI

By: Mostow, Joshua S. (Translator)

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Ise monogatari is one of classical Japan's most important texts. It influen ced other literary court romances like The Tale of Genji and inspired artis ts, playwrights, and poets throughout Japanese history and to the present d ay. In a series of 125 loosely connected episodes, the Ise tells the story of a famous lover, Captain Ariwara no Narihira (825-880), and his romantic enco unters with women throughout Japan. Each episode centers on an exchange of love poems designed to demonstrate wit, sensitivity, and "courtliness." Joshua Mostow and Royall Tyler present a fresh, contemporary translation of this classic work, together with a substantial commentary for each episode. The commentary explores how the text has been read in the past and identifies not only the point of each episode, but also the full range of historical interpretations, many of which shaped the use of the Ise in later literary and visual arts. The book includes reproductions from a version of the 1608 Saga-bon printed edition of the Ise, the volume that established Ise iconography for the entire Edo period (1600-1868).

Title: THE ISE STORIES: ISE MONOGATARI

Author Name: Mostow, Joshua S. (Translator)

Categories: Poetry,

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 2010

ISBN Number: 0824834518

ISBN Number 13: 9780824834517

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000048521