Japanese Tales

Translation: Royall Tyler

129,00 

Japanese Tales is a collection of over 200 Japanese tales and legends in one, wonderful volume. The elegant, minimalistic book cover, Royall Tyler’s colourful and engaging translation, and the decorative details through the pages – it all makes reading this book a true pleasure.

The opulent introduction helps with understanding the symbolism and context of the tales and appreciate them fully. Here you will find fairy tales full of folklore and mythical creatures, funny and scary stories, as well as educative anecdotes. They are sorted into small chapters – each containing five stories – according to theme, among which there’s dreams, water, foxes, paradise, demons, Buddhist monks… One of the most exhaustive books on the subject will draw the readers into a whole different world.

Heichū, the great lover, was quite prepared to feign dramatic sobs when rejected, even if he did not really care for the woman that much; and he went courting with a little bottle of water fastened to his arm so that he could produce tears and wet sleeves whenever he needed them.

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ISBN

9780375714511

Language

Country

Pages

342

Publisher

Year

2002

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