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The Tales of the Heike (Translations from the Asian Classics) by [Watson, Burton, Shirane, Haruo]
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"Terrifically exciting and spiritually rich."

"Terrifically exciting and spiritually rich." -- "Kirkus Reviews"

"An excellent translation and a welcome contribution to the field" -- Matthew Stavros, "Japanese Studies"

"One of the great literary classics." -- Keith Garebian, "The Globe and Mail"

"Watson's is... the best of the translations." -- Donald Richie, "The Japan Times"

An excellent translation and a welcome contribution to the field--Matthew Stavros"Japanese Studies" (01/01/0001)

One of the great literary classics.--Keith Garebian"The Globe and Mail" (01/01/0001)

Watson's is... the best of the translations.--Donald Richie"The Japan Times" (01/01/0001)

Watson's is... the best of the translations.

--Donald Richie"The Japan Times" (01/01/0001)

One of the great literary classics.

--Keith Garebian"The Globe and Mail" (01/01/0001)

An excellent translation and a welcome contribution to the field

--Matthew Stavros"Japanese Studies" (01/01/0001)

Watson's is... the best of the translations.--Donald Richie "The Japan Times "

One of the great literary classics.--Keith Garebian "The Globe and Mail "

An excellent translation and a welcome contribution to the field--Matthew Stavros "Japanese Studies "

About the Author

Burton Watson has taught Chinese and Japanese literature at Columbia, Stanford, and Kyoto Universities. He is the winner of the PEN Translation Prize and in 2005 was awarded an American Academy of Arts and Letters Prize in literature. His translations include Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, and The Lotus Sutra, all published by Columbia University Press. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.Haruo Shirane is Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at Columbia University. He is the author and editor of numerous works on Japanese literature, including Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900 (Columbia University Press); Inventing the Classics: Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese Literature; Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho; The Bridge of Dreams: A Poetics of The Tale of Genji; Classical Japanese: A Grammar (Columbia University Press); and the forthcoming Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600 (Columbia University Press).

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  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (22 July 2006)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007EUO5R8
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