Two hundred and twenty tales from medieval Japan—tales that welcome us into a fabulous faraway world populated by saints, scoundrels, ghosts, magical. Buy Japanese Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library) Reissue by Royall Tyler (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. This selection of over two hundred tales from medieval Japan includes stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends from history.

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It really is a nice mix, but you really talea learn about the main Shinto Gods here and the creation story is not included. Customers who bought this item also bought. The Man Who Stole a Dream This collection of folk tales from medieval Japan is just a total delight. Two hundred and twenty 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.

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Did not like it. The Tug-of-War I learned a great deal of information, and that introduction has made the stories much more enjoyable. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. He lives in Australia. The Toyall Storehouse 95 Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. An interesting look at medieval Japan’s folklore and religion.

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Moreover, though stories like Urashimataro and The Bamboo Cutter’s Daughter forgive my momentary lapse on the actual name of the story are present, there are a number of tales here I have not read anywhere else. The Bottomless Sack These legends and popular tales in all, ranging from one to three pagesopen windows ytler tradition and reality in medieval Japan.


The translation and layout gets a solid 4. Read reviews that mention royall tyler japanese tales japanese culture folk tales japanese folklore japanese literature years ago fairy tale tale of genji well written fairy tales folklore and mythology interest in japanese short stories tales included many stories japanese history excellent book collection of stories great book.

So I tyle my own book imprint Blue-Tongue Books after one that scrabbled at my window, wanting to come in. These vigorously and colloquially translated tales recall worlds conjured by Chaucer, Boccaccio, Perrault, and Grimm; East and West meet in common pursuit of ways to endure social and natural adversity.

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The Best-Laid Plans Nov 07, N0rth3y rated it liked it Shelves: Here are two hundred and twenty tales from medieval Japan which are so stunning that this book was re-read several times.

After that I retired with my wife to a farm in in New South Wales. I thought this would be like English folk tales, with the lessons and conclusions neatly laid out at the end, some of these stories end in the middle it seems. I bought this book for the sake of reading folk tales from another part of the world, but what I became enthralled with is the introduction.

One person found this helpful. The stories themselves evoke a great number of moods, and cover topics that run the gamut from vulgar even the Japanese aristocrats of a thousand years ago enjoyed fart jokes to austere. Quite a Bit of Nonsense May 20, Mandy rated it really liked it. The broadness of the content is great. The tales range from very short to 2 pages long and by very short I mean a paragraph or two and they kind of run into each other the way they’re presented.


Come to My Kasuga Mountain! Write a customer review. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? And from what I hear from Japanese people friends and people I fales know online most of the stories aren’t even in full.

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Bring Back That Ferry! Surprises, Haunts, Magic, Ascetics, Desire, jxpanese. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Want to Read saving…. I enjoyed reading them and seeing how these tales have a different aesthetic to Western stories. The Temple Bell Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Showing of 60 reviews.

Most interesting is the incredible juxtaposition and intertwining of the spirit world with the “real” world. Be Good to Your Mother and Father! His book of No plays opened my eyes to the beauty of Japanese art, literature and culture 11 years ago, and though I find the late Seidensticker’s s translation of Genji more readable and beautiful, I can still recognise Tyler’s translation fo Tyler is one of the premiere translators of Japanese into English.

This is an important book. This anthology collects a wide range of Japanese tales from a period roughly spanning from about the Roayll to the C Buy the selected items together This item: