Japanese Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

ISBN9780375714511
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedAugust 1, 2002
Pages400
AuthorRoyall Tyler
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height9.2 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Japanese Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

Royall Tyler

PAPERBACK

August 1, 2002

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. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese civilization. They ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long-vanished culture.

With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Buy Japanese Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) by Royall Tyler at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Japanese Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

Royall Tyler

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ISBN9780375714511
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedAugust 1, 2002
Pages400
AuthorRoyall Tyler
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height9.2 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Synopsis

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. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese civilization. They ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long-vanished culture.

With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Buy Japanese Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) by Royall Tyler at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“Enchanting. . . . The stories are variously witty, allegorical, mystical, gross, funny, and enigmatic . . . Tyler provides a helpful introduction, and his poised translations are something of a masterpiece.”

– Publishers Weekly

“Royall Tyler’s translations are nothing short of superb—crisp, restrained, ably balancing the ribald and the profound. The results make available masterpieces from five centuries of Japanese literature. This book is a stellar addition to Pantheon’s “outstanding folklore series.”

– Booklist

“Fresh, imaginative, and uniquely organized . . . told in a style clear, homey, and unpretentious, [they] yield great pleasure.”

– Kirkus