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Japanese Tales by Royall Tyler

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Oct 29, Chris V. While the reading can feel a bit murky with the fluctuating stories, Japanese Tales is an intriguing piece of literature for anyone interested in Japanese mythos and fables. The author of talfs book delivers a master class in pre-feudal Japanese history, and how it differes from feudal Japan, while ensuring he also explains why stories were selected, and the relevance both to a modern reader as well as those japanfse stories originated with.

Royaall Soup Jun 26, Tawny rated it liked it Shelves: The Spellbound Pirates 83 Overall though, this collection of tales is an excellent addition to the canon of English translations of ancient Japanese literature and provides great insight to the mind and world of Heian Japan.


Japanese Tales

The Funeral Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The tales range from very short to 2 pages long and by very short I mean a paragraph or two and they kind of run into each other the way they’re presented. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. One Frog Less 83 The tales are very short–some as much as a half page long–and are organized rather haphazardly by theme, which doesn’t work particularly well as there is much overlap.

They ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long-vanished culture.

The social adversaries are often robbers, miscreant monks, or retired emperorsbut above all women, especially when disguised as foxes. Get to Know Us. Not Enabled Word Wise: Letters from Paradise I definitely DO want to read more of Japanese culture and their folklore and tales and such. Two hundred and twenty tales from medieval Japan—tales that welcome us into a fabulous faraway world populated by saints, scoundrels, ghosts, magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons.


Pantheon; Reissue edition August 22, Publication Date: By the rooyall I was done, my head was full of gods and demons, monks and monkeys, badgers, snakes, and foxes. This is an important book. The Dancing Mountain Share your thoughts with other customers. O ile tematyka bardzo ciekawa, o tyle jest to lektura dla najwytrwalszych.

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Jul 10, Matimate rated it really liked it Shelves: Fox Arson I learned a great deal of information, and that introduction has made the stories much more enjoyable. Hiding review as Royall Taylor is the anthologist and translator not writer.

The stories themselves evoke a great number of moods, and cover topics that run the gamut from vulgar even the Japanese aristocrats of a thousand years ago enjoyed fart jwpanese to austere.