Japanese Tales and Legends

Japanese Tales and Legends

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  • Hardback | 236 pages
  • 142.24 x 218.44 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 0192741055
  • 9780192741059

Review Text

These twenty-eight tales of Japan, scrupulously retold by the authors, will be savored for the imagination, humor, and drama they incorporate. And for those who would understand the mythology of Japan, that literary and metaphysical tradition which is so brilliantly manifest in the No Drama, Kabuki, Japanese art and the vast literature of Japanese novels, this anthology is the open sesame to a world of god-like men and manly gods; a world in which the imaginative exploration of reality has been for a thousand years the chief pursuit of artist and artisan. Refreshingly free of any mannered attempt at exoticism, the authors approach these folk tales and epics with a directness worthy of their subject. (Kirkus Reviews)show more