The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales

The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales

Haruo Shirane and Burton Watson, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese folktales. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal ( setsuwa) literature compiled between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, these dramatic and often amusing stories offer a major view of the foundations of Japanese culture.

Out of thousands of setsuwa, Shirane has selected thirty-eight of the most powerful… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (December 10, 2010)

Collection: Translations from the Asian Classics

Language: English


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