TALES OF ISE

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Helen Craig McCullough (transl.): TALES OF ISE. Lyrical Episodes from Tenth-Century Japan, translated, with an introduction and notes by Helen Craig McCullough

Tokyo: University of Tokyo / Standford Press, 1968. 8vo in paperback. 277 pp. Very good clean copy
1st edition.

“The Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari) is a Japanese uta monogatari, or collection of waka poems and associated narratives, dating from the Heian period. The current version collects 125 sections, with each combining poems and prose, giving a total of 209 poems in most versions. Concerning the exact date of composition and authorship there is only unresolved speculation. The identity of the nameless, idealised central character is unclear, though it is suggested to be Ariwara no Narihira (825–880). Thirty of the poems from The Tales of Ise appear in the Kokin Wakashū (905), with similar headnotes, all attributed to Narihira”

TALES OF ISE

100,00 kr.

In stock