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Contents Acknowledgments Historical Periods, Major Texts and Authors, and Terms Introduction Language and Writing Power and Courtship Loss and Integration Love and Eroticism Sociality 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 Keikai Record of Miraculous Events in Japan Introduction 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 Poems Sugawara no Michizane Student Days At the Roka, Reciting Poetry to Send off the Setting Sun I Give up Practicing the Koto Children Speaking of My Children Unable to Sleep Career 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 Exile 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 Summer Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Travel Love 2 Love 3 Love 5 Mourning 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 Nagisa-no-in 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 Genshin 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 Mountains Residences of Immortals-With Daoists and Recluses Mountain Residences Mountain Temple Buddhist Matters Women of Pleasure Impermanence Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji The Paulownia Court The Broom Tree Lavender An Autumn Excursion Heartvine The Sacred Tree Suma Akashi Fireflies 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 Preface 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 Saigyo Poems Fujiwara no Shunzei Poems 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 Summer Autumn 1 Winter Mourning Travel 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 Honen One-Sheet Testament Reply to Kumagai Naozane, the Monk Rensei Honen's Letter to the Nun Shonyobo Shinran Notes Lamenting Divergences Preface One Two Three Four Five Six Buddhist Hymns in Japanese (Wasan) Hymns in Japanese on the Pure Land Hymns in Japanese on the Three Stages of the Buddhist Law Preface Gutoku's Expressions of Lamentation Dogen Realizing Ultimate Reality The Dharma of Pursuing the Way Poems 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 Temple 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 Keisei 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 Kenko Essays in Idleness Preface 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 Preface 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 Spring Autumn Winter Buddhism Love Miscellaneous Hokku Spring Summer 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 Takasago Act 1 Act 2 Atsumori Act 1 Act 2 Sumida River Shrine in the Fields Act 1 Act 2 Ataka Zeami 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 Buaku Ikkyu Crazy Cloud Anthology Dialectic of Non-Duality Linked Verse (Renga) Sogi East Country Dialogues An Old Man's Diversions Three Poets at Minase New Tsukuba Collection Spring Summer Autumn Winter Love Miscellaneous Hokku Spring Summer Autumn Muromachi Tales (Otogi-zoshi) Lazy Taro A Tale of Two Nursemaids The Demon Shuten Doji Chujohime Little Songs (Kouta) Collection for Quiet Singing Songs Popular Linked Verse (Haikai) The Hobbyhorse Collection of Mad Songs Preface Autumn Love Miscellaneous Mongrel Tsukuba Collection Spring Love Miscellaneous Hokku Summer Sermon Ballads (Sekkyo-bushi) Shintokumaru Part I Part II Part III English-Language Bibliography Index
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Japanese literature -- To 1600 -- Translations into English.