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An Edo Anthology: Literature from Japan's Mega-city, 1750-1850 Paperback – 30 Mar 2013


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<strong>Sumie Jones</strong>, a specialist in eighteenth-century comparative literature and Edo arts, is professor emerita of East Asian languages and cultures and comparative literature and a residential fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Indiana University< USA><br><br><strong>Kenji Watanabe</strong>, an expert in Edo-period literature and society, is professor emeritus of Rikkyo University, Japan and principal of Rikkyo Niiza Middle and High Schools.

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HASH(0x857cbbdc) out of 5 stars A Wonderful Selection of Popular Mainstream Edo Works 13 Nov. 2014
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The Japanese have always had a great sense and culture of humour and these pieces of writing and illustration from popular culture during Edo times is a treasure box to dip in. As a non-academic reader I've enjoyed these tales as I've enjoyed Shank's Mare, Ihara Saikaku, or Shigeru Mizuki mangas. I have kept it beside my chair or bedside and always find an enjoyable piece. A bonus is while the page count is high, it is an easy paperback to read comfortably.

University of Hawaii Press have published a lot of gems; Great Fool (Ryokan), Tales of Ise, Remembering Aizu, Japanese Gothic Tales and Three Dimensional Reading to name a few. Search their catalogue!
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