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Classical Japanese Reader and Essential Dictionary


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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsMajor Historical PeriodsRomanizationGrammatical Terms and AbbreviationsPart I. Base Texts 1. An Account of a Ten-foot-square Hut2. The Tale of the Bamboo CutterPart II. Heian Period 3. The Tales of Ise4. The Pillow Book5. The Tale of Genji6. Sarashina Diary7. Collection of Tales of Times Now PastPart III. Kamakura Period 8. Hundred Poets, Hundred Poems9. Collection of Tales from Uji10. The Tales of the Heike11. Essays in IdlenessPart IV. Edo/Tokugawa Period 12. Japan's Eternal Storehouse13. Narrow Road to the Deep North14. Tales of Moonlight and Rain15. The Tale of Genji, a Small Jeweled CombPart V. Meiji Period 16. Encouragement of LearningPart VI. Nara Period 17. Collection of Ten Thousand LeavesEssential Dictionary

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A classical Japanese reader and dictionary designed to accompany the definitive Classical Japanese: A Grammar.

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Haruo Shirane is Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at Columbia University. His many books include Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900; Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho; and The Bridge of Dreams: A Poetics of The Tale of Genji.

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