Japanese Tales

Japanese Tales

Written by: Royall Tyler

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  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • Publish Date: 2012-08-22
  • ISBN-10: 9780307784063
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Book Summary

Two hundred and twenty dazzling tales from medieval Japan— tales that welcome us into a fabulous, faraway world populated by saints, scoundrels, ghosts, magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese worldview during a classic period in Japanese civilization. They ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long vanished culture. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

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