Japanese Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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With a history stretching back nearly 1,500 years, Japanese literature is infused from its beginnings with written traditions from around the globe, while ever evolving in its own particular expressive modes and vision. This Very Short Introduction traverses this vast and varied canon, ranging from the world's first novel, The Tale of Genji, to pre-modern and modern narrative fiction (including such writers as Natsume S seki, Yukio Mishima and Murakami Haruki); from the foundational works of women's literature to the rich genres of poetry, performance art, and erotica; and from the literary treatise to the precursors of contemporary Japan's most successful cultural export: manga.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780199765256
ISBN-10: 0199765251
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 15th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions