9780231114677

World Within Walls

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  • ISBN13:

    9780231114677

  • ISBN10:

    0231114672

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-12-01
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

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Summary

The Tokugawa family held the shogunate from 1603 to 1867, ruling Japan and keeping the island nation isolated from the rest of the world for more than 250 years. Donald Keene looks within the "walls" of isolation and meticulously chronicles the period's vast literary output, providing both lay readers and scholars with the definitive history of premodern Japanese literature. World Within Walls spans the age in which Japanese literature began to reach a popular audience -- as opposed to the elite aristocratic readers to whom it had previously been confined. Keene comprehensively treats each of the new, popular genres that arose, including haiku, Kabuki, and the witty, urbane prose of the newly ascendant merchant class.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Columbia Edition xi
Preface xiii
Introduction 1(10)
PART ONE: LITERATURE FROM 1600-1770
Haikai Poetry
The Beginnings of Haikai No Renga (Comic Linked Verse)
11(10)
Haikai Poetry
Matsunaga Teitoku and the Creation of Haikai Poetry
21(19)
Haikai Poetry
Danrin Haikai
40(16)
Haikai Poetry
The Transition to Basho
56(15)
Haikai Poetry
Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
71(52)
Haikai Poetry
Basho's Disciples
123(26)
Fiction
Kana Zoshi
149(18)
Fiction
Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693)
167(49)
Fiction
Ukiyo Zoshi
216(14)
Drama
The Beginnings of Kabuki and Joruri
230(14)
Drama
Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725)
244(31)
Drama
Joruri After Chikamatsu
275(25)
Waka Poetry
Kokugaku and the Waka
300(37)
PART TWO: LITERATURE FROM 1770-1867
Haikai Poetry
Buson and the Haikai Revival
337(21)
Haikai Poetry
Haikai of the Late Tokugawa Period
358(13)
Fiction
Ueda Akinari (1734-1809)
371(25)
Fiction
Gesaku Fiction
396(42)
Drama
Eighteenth-Century Kabuki
438(17)
Drama
Nineteenth-Century Kabuki
455(22)
Waka Poetry
Waka of the Late Tokugawa Period
477(35)
Waka Poetry
Comic Poetry
512(23)
Poetry and Prose in Chinese
535(28)
Appendix: Summaries of Plays 563(8)
Glossary of Japanese Terms and Certain Japanese and Chinese Names 571(10)
Index 581

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