Table of contents for Traditional Japanese literature : an anthology, beginnings to 1600 / edited with introductions and commentary by Haruo Shirane ; translators, Sonja Arntzen ... [et al.].

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Historical Periods, Major Texts and Authors, and Terms
	Language and Writing
	Power and Courtship
	Loss and Integration
	Love and Eroticism
	Condensation and Intertextuality
	Attachment and Detachment
	Performance and Narration
	Accretionary Genres and the House System
	Japanese Literature and National Identity
	Structure of This Anthology
1. The Ancient Period
	The Cultural Topography
	The Tomb Period, 300-552
	The Asuka Period, 552-710
	The Nara Period, 710-784
	The Beginnings of Japanese Literature
	Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters)
			Book 1
			Book 2
	Nihon shoki (Chronicles of Japan)
			Age of the Gods
			Records of the Sovereigns
	Ancient Songs
				The God Yachihoko
				The Palace of Hishiro
	Provincial Gazetteers (Fudoki)
		Hitachi Province Gazetteer
			The God of Tsukuba
			Pine Grove of Young Lovers
	Prayers to the Gods (Norito)
		Great Exorcism of the Last Day of the Sixth Month
	Man'yoshu (Collection of Myriad Leaves)
		First Period
			Emperor Yuryaku
				Your Basket, with Your Lovely Basket
			Emperor Jomei
				Climbing Mount Kagu and Looking upon the Land
			Lady Nukata
				On Spring and Autumn
		Second Period
			Kakinomoto no Hitomaro
				The Lament for Prince Kusakabe
				The Yoshino Praise Poems
				Poems on the Aki Fields
				The Lament for Prince Takechi
				Poems on Passing the Ruined Capital of Omi
				Poems on Parting from His Wife in Iwami
				Poems on the Death of His Wife
				The Lament for Princess Asuka
		Third Period
			Yamabe no Akahito
				On Looking at Mount Fuji
				Having Climbed Kamuoka
				The Palace at Yoshino
				Four Poems
			Yamanoue no Okura
				Dialogue with the Impoverished
				On Thinking of Children
				A Poem on Departing a Banquet
			Otomo no Tabito
				Thirteen Poems in Praise of Sake
		Fourth Period
			Otomo no Yakamochi
				On the Death of a Concubine
				An Exchange with the Elder Daughter of Lady Sakanoue
				Poems Composed at Etchu
				Poem Composed at Inaba
2. The Heian Period
	The Emergence of Kana Literature
	The Rise of Women's Writing
	Late Heian Kana Histories and Anecdotal Literature
	Late Heian Waka and Monogatari
		Record of Miraculous Events in Japan
		On a Boy of Great Physical Strength Whose Birth Was Given by the 
Thunder's Blessing
			On the Death Penalty in This Life for an Evil Son Who Tried to Kill 
His Mother out of Love for His Wife
			On the Immediate Reward of Being Saved by Crabs for Saving the 
Lives of Crabs and a Frog
			On Receiving the Immediate Penalty of Violent Death for Collecting 
Debts by Force and with High Interest
	Ono no Komachi
	Sugawara no Michizane
		Student Days
			At the Roka, Reciting Poetry to Send off the Setting Sun
			I Give up Practicing the Koto
			Speaking of My Children
			Unable to Sleep
			Through the Snow to Morning Duties
			Professorial Difficulties
		Intellectual World
			Early Cold
			A Question to "Old Man Rush Basket"
			A Reply Composed in Place of the Old Man
			Another Question
			Another Answer
			While Traveling by Boat
			Mountain Temple Bell
			Reciting Sutras
 By Imperial Command, on the Morning After the Ninth Day, All 
Wrote Poems on "Autumn Thoughts"
			Seeing the Plum Blossoms When Sentenced to Exile
			Of Myself
			Ninth Month, Tenth Day
			Autumn Night, the Fifteenth Day of the Ninth Month
			The Nineteenth Day of the Second Month
			In Exile, Spring Snow
	Kokinshu (Collection of Ancient and Modern Poems)
		The Kana Preface
			Spring 1
 Spring 2
 Autumn 1
 Autumn 2
			Love 2
 Love 3
 Love 5
			Miscellaneous Topics 2
 Miscellaneous Forms (haikai)
	The Birth of Vernacular Prose Fiction
	The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter
		The Bamboo Cutter
		The Suitors
		The Stone Begging-Bowl of the Buddha
		The Easy-Delivery Charm of the Swallows
		The Imperial Hunt
		The Celestial Robe of Feathers
	The Tales of Ise
		Coming of Age
		The Western Capital
		The West Wing
		Journey to the Eastern Provinces
		The Thief
		In the Provinces
		The Well-Curb
		Thinning Hair
		The Man of the Ariwara Clan
		The Imperial Huntsman
		In the Shade of Wisteria Blooms
		Dying for Love
		Rain Test
		Deep Grasses
		The Road All Must Travel
 Ki no Tsurayuki
 Tosa Diary
	Minamoto no Tamenori
		Illustration of the Three Jewels
			The General Preface
	Pure Land Buddhism and the Literary Imagination
			The Essentials of Salvation
				The Corrupt Land That One Must Shun
				The Pure Land to Which One Must Aspire
				The Pleasure of Progressing in the Way of Buddhahood
	Mother of Michitsuna
		Kagero Diary
			Book 1
 Book 2
 Book 3
	Sei Shonagon
		The Pillow Book
			In Spring It Is the Dawn
			To Make a Beloved Son a Priest
			The Cat Who Lived in the Palace
			The Sliding Screen in the Back of the Hall
			Depressing Things
			Hateful Things
			Things That Arouse a Fond Memory of the Past
			A Preacher Ought to Be Good-Looking
			Elegant Things
			Rare Things
			Once When Her Majesty Was Residing
			Embarrassing Things
			Things That Give a Hot Feeling
			Things That Have Lost Their Power
			Awkward Things
			Adorable Things
			When I First Went into Waiting
			To Feel That One Is Disliked by Others
			Sympathy Is the Most Splendid of All Qualities
			Pleasing Things
			One Day, When the Snow Lay Thick on the Ground
			This Book
	Fujiwara no Kinto
		Japanese and Chinese Poems to Sing
			Book 1
				Spring Night
				Crimson Plum Blossoms
				Fifteenth Night-With Harvest Moon
			Book 2
				Residences of Immortals-With Daoists and Recluses
				Mountain Residences
				Mountain Temple
				Buddhist Matters
				Women of Pleasure
	Murasaki Shikibu
	The Tale of Genji
			The Paulownia Court
			The Broom Tree
			An Autumn Excursion
			The Sacred Tree
			New Herbs: Part One
			New Herbs: Part Two
			The Oak Tree
			The Rites
			The Wizard
			The Lady at the Bridge
			Beneath the Oak
			Trefoil Knots
			A Boat upon the Waters
			At Writing Practice
		Murasaki Shikibu's Diary
	Daughter of Takasue
		Sarashina Diary
	Heian Literati
			Literary Essence of Our Country
		Oe no Asatsuna
 Rhyme-Prose on the Marriage of Man and Woman
		Minamoto no Shitago
 Song of My Tail-less Cow
		Yoshishige no Yasutane
 Record of a Pond Pavilion
		Fujiwara no Akihira
			An Account of the New Monkey Music
	Late Heian and Early Kamakura Monogatari
		The Stories of the Riverside Middle Counselor
			The Lady Who Preferred Insects
		The Tale of Sagoromo
			The Story of Asukai
		The Great Mirror
		The Mirror of the Present
			The Progress of Fiction
		Collection of Tales of Times Now Past
			Tales from India
			Tales from China
			Buddhist Tales from Japan
			Secular Tales from Japan
	Modern-Style Songs (Imayo)
		Treasured Selections of Superb Songs
			Buddhist Songs
				Songs of Buddhist Scriptures
				The Devadatta Chapter
			Secular Songs
			Miscellaneous Songs
3. The Kamakura Period
 The Samurai and Literature
	Communal Literature
	The Spread of Buddhism and the Way of the Gods
 The Aristocracy and Literature
	The Priesthood and Literature
	Fujiwara no Shunzei
		Poetic Styles from the Past (Korai futeisho)
	Poetry Matches (Uta-awase)
		Poetry Matches at the Inner Palace in 960
			Round 1: Mist
			Round 9: Wisteria
			Round 20: Love
		Poetry Match at the Residence of Chamberlain Tadamichi on the Second of the 
Tenth Month of 1118
			Round 3: Autumn Showers
			Round 2: Love
		Poetry Match in Six Hundred Rounds
			Spring (second part)
			Winter (first part)
			Love 7
	Fujiwara no Teika
		Essentials of Poetic Composition
	Shinkokinshu (New Collection of Ancient and Modern Poems)
 Spring 1
 Spring 2
 Autumn 1
		Love 1
 Love 2
 Love 3
		Miscellaneous Topics 3
	Recluse Literature
		Kamo no Chomei
			An Account of a Ten-Foot-Square Hut
			Tales of Awakening
				Rengejo's Suicide by Drowning
	Vernacular Buddhist Literature
			One-Sheet Testament
			Reply to Kumagai Naozane, the Monk Rensei
			Honen's Letter to the Nun Shonyobo
			Notes Lamenting Divergences
	Buddhist Hymns in Japanese (Wasan)
		Hymns in Japanese on the Pure Land
		Hymns in Japanese on the Three Stages of the Buddhist Law
		Gutoku's Expressions of Lamentation
		Realizing Ultimate Reality
		The Dharma of Pursuing the Way
	Anecdotes (Setsuwa)
		A Collection of Tales from Uji
			How Someone Had a Wen Removed by Demons
			About the Priest with the Long Nose
			How Yoshihide, a Painter of Buddhist Pictures, Took Pleasure in 
Seeing His House on Fire
			How a Sparrow Repaid Its Debt of Gratitude
			How a Man Received a Bounty After a Period of Prayer at the Hase 
			How a Priest Falsely Stated That He Would Drown Himself
		A Collection of Things Written and Heard in the Past and Present
			A Certain Woman in Retreat at Iwashimizu Composes a Poem and Is 
Blessed by the Gods
Minamoto Yoshiie Exchanges Verses with Abe Sadato at Koromogawa
 A Supernumerary Negi of the Outer Shrine, Watarai Morihiro, Tells 
His Wife About Kyushu Women
			A Big Woman and a Small Man in Bed Together
			The Monk Who Fell in Love with a Perfectly Chaste Nun
		A Companion in Solitude
			How a Deeply Resentful Woman Became a Living Demon
			How a Noble Lady Serving at Court Displayed Her Impure Form
		Tales of Renunciation
			The Venerable Zoga
			The Woman of Pleasure at Eguchi
	Muju Ichien
		Collection of Sand and Pebbles
			The Scholar Who Loved Poetry
			The Profound Reason for the Way of Poetry
	Warrior Tales
	The Tales of the Heike
		Book One
		Book Five
		Book Six
		Book Seven
		Book Eight
		Book Nine
		Book Eleven
		The Initiates' Book
	Travel Diaries
		Nun Abutsu
			The Diary of the Sixteenth Night
		Lady Nijo
			The Confessions of Lady Nijo
				Book 1
				Book 2
				Book 3
				Book 4
				Book 5
		Essays in Idleness
			If One Is Born in This World
 	If the Dews of Adashino Never Faded
 	Leading the Heart Astray
 	Beautiful Hair, of All Things
 	A Proper Dwelling
 	In the Tenth Month, Passing a Place Called Kurusuno
 	Alone Before a Lamplight
 	Changing of the Seasons
 	A Hermit Once Said
 	World as Unstable as the Asuka River
 	When I Sit Down in Quiet Meditation
 	After a Person's Death
 	To Be Governed by a Desire for Fame and Profit
 	A Horse Race at Kamo
 	The Brother of Kin'yo
 	Not Waiting Until You Are Old
 	About a Priest at Ninna Temple
 	A House Should Be Built for Summer
 	Determined to Take the Great Step
 	Gathering Like Ants
 	A Person Who Complains of Having Nothing to Do
 	Scroll Wrapping of Thin Silk
 	A Beast Called Nekomata
 	Learning to Shoot a Bow
 	A Man Famous as a Tree Climber
 	A Champion Backgammon Player
 	Are We to Look at Cherry Blossoms Only in Full Bloom?
 	A Person Who Follows the Ways of the World
 	The Mother of Tokiyori, Governor of Sagami
 	A Certain Man, Deciding to Make His Son a Priest
 	Roundness of the Full Moon
4. The Northern and Southern Courts Period
		The Clear Mirror
			The New Island Guard
	Kitabatake Chikafusa
		Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns
			The Age of the Gods
	Taiheiki (Chronicle of Great Peace)
		Book 3
		Book 7
		Book 16
	Classical Linked Verse (Renga)
		Nijo Yoshimoto
			Secret Notes on the Principles of Linking
			Tsukuba Collection
	Stories of Temple-Shrine Origins (Engi-mono)
		Collection of the Way of the Gods
			The Avatars of Kumano
5. The Muromachi Period
 The Patronage of the Ashikaga
	Zen and Samurai Culture
	The Rise of Provincial Culture
	Warrior Tales
		The Story of Yoshitsune
			Book Three
			Book Seven
			Book Eight
	No Drama
		Theatrical Forms
		Summary of Subsections According to Styles
		Lady Aoi
			Act 1
			Act 2
		Stupa Komachi
		Pining Wind
			Act 1
			Act 2
			Act 1
			Act 2
		Sumida River
		Shrine in the Fields
			Act 1
			Act 2
		Teachings on Style and the Flower
			Book 1: Items Concerning the Practice of No in Relation to the Age of 
the Actor
			Book 2: Various Items Concerning Role Playing
			Book 7: A Separate Secret Teaching
		A Mirror Held to the Flower
			Section 2: What Is Felt in the Heart Is Ten; What Appears in 
Movement, Seven
			Section 12: Entering the Realm of Yugen
			Section 14: Connecting All the Arts Through One Intensity of Mind
	Comic Theater (Kyogen)
		Delicious Poison
		The Thunder God
		Crazy Cloud Anthology
			Dialectic of Non-Duality
	Linked Verse (Renga)
			East Country Dialogues
			An Old Man's Diversions
			Three Poets at Minase
			New Tsukuba Collection
	Muromachi Tales (Otogi-zoshi)
		Lazy Taro
		A Tale of Two Nursemaids
		The Demon Shuten Doji
	Little Songs (Kouta)
		Collection for Quiet Singing
	Popular Linked Verse (Haikai)
		The Hobbyhorse Collection of Mad Songs
		Mongrel Tsukuba Collection
	Sermon Ballads (Sekkyo-bushi)
 Part I
			Part II
			Part III
English-Language Bibliography

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Japanese literature -- To 1600 -- Translations into English.