Classical Japanese reader and essential dictionary
- Haruo Shirane.
- English, Japanese. Text in English and Japanese.
- New York : Columbia University Press, c2007.
- Physical description
- xvii, 279 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
- JAPAN-164-01 -- Introduction to Premodern Japanese
- Stilerman, Ariel Gustavo
- JAPAN-264-01 -- Introduction to Premodern Japanese
- Stilerman, Ariel Gustavo
At the library
- Shirane, Haruo, 1951-
- Preface Acknowledgments Major Historical Periods Romanization Grammatical Terms and Abbreviations Part I. Base Texts
- 1. An Account of a Ten-foot-square Hut
- 2. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter Part II. Heian Period
- 3. The Tales of Ise
- 4. The Pillow Book
- 5. The Tale of Genji
- 6. Sarashina Diary
- 7. Collection of Tales of Times Now Past Part III. Kamakura Period
- 8. Hundred Poets, Hundred Poems
- 9. Collection of Tales from Uji
- 10. The Tales of the Heike
- 11. Essays in Idleness Part IV. Edo/Tokugawa Period
- 12. Japan's Eternal Storehouse
- 13. Narrow Road to the Deep North
- 14. Tales of Moonlight and Rain
- 15. The Tale of Genji, a Small Jeweled Comb Part V. Meiji Period
- 16. Encouragement of Learning Part VI. Nara Period
- 17. Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves Essential Dictionary.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In 2005, the celebrated scholar of Japanese literature Haruo Shirane published "Classical Japanese: A Grammar." Now, with "Classical Japanese Reader and Essential Dictionary, " he completes his two-volume textbook for learning classical, or literary, Japanese-the primary written language in Japan from the seventh to the mid-twentieth century. The text contains carefully selected readings that address a wide array of grammatical concerns and that steadily progress from easy to difficult. The selections encompass a wide range of historical periods and styles, including essays, fiction, and poetry from such noted works as "The Tale of Genji, " "The Tales of Ise, " "The Pillow Book, " "The Tales of the Heike, " and "Essays in Idleness, " and such authors as Ihara Saikaku, Matsuo Basho, Ueda Akinari, Motoori Norinaga, and Fukuzawa Yukichi. Each reading is accompanied by a short English introduction, a vocabulary list, and extensive grammatical notes, and ends with a comprehensive grammatical annotation. The classical Japanese-English dictionary composes the last third of the book and features approximately 2,500 key words, highlighting those used most frequently. The first of its kind, this volume is a vital tool for students, scholars, and translators of classical Japanese.
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- Publication date
- 023113990X (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780231139908 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780231135306 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 0231135300 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 9780231509459 (electronic)
- 0231509456 (electronic)
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