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The Resource An Edo anthology : literature from Japan's mega-city, 1750-1850, edited by Sumie Jones with Kenji Watanabe ; advisory board, Howard Hibbett, Shinji Nobuhiro

An Edo anthology : literature from Japan's mega-city, 1750-1850, edited by Sumie Jones with Kenji Watanabe ; advisory board, Howard Hibbett, Shinji Nobuhiro

Label
An Edo anthology : literature from Japan's mega-city, 1750-1850
Title
An Edo anthology
Title remainder
literature from Japan's mega-city, 1750-1850
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sumie Jones with Kenji Watanabe ; advisory board, Howard Hibbett, Shinji Nobuhiro
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
During the eighteenth century, Edo (today's Tokyo) became the world's largest city, quickly surpassing London and Paris. Its rapidly expanding population and flourishing economy encouraged the development of a thriving popular culture. Innovative and ambitious young authors and artists soon began to look beyond the established categories of poetry, drama, and prose, banding together to invent completely new literary forms that focused on the fun and charm of Edo. Their writings were sometimes witty, wild, and bawdy, and other times sensitive, wise, and polished. Now some of these high spirited works, celebrating the rapid changes, extraordinary events, and scandalous news of the day, have been collected in an accessible volume highlighting the city life of Edo. Edo's urban consumers demanded visual presentations and performances in all genres. Novelties such as books with text and art on the same page were highly sought after, as were kabuki plays and the polychrome prints that often shared the same themes, characters, and even jokes. Popular interest in sex and entertainment focused attention on the theatre district and "pleasure quarters," which became the chief backdrops for the literature and arts of the period. Gesaku, or "playful writing," invented in the mid-eighteenth century, satirized the government and samurai behavior while parodying the classics. These entertaining new styles bred genres that appealed to the masses. Among the bestsellers were lengthy serialized heroic epics, revenge dramas, ghost and monster stories, romantic melodramas, and comedies that featured common folk. An Edo Anthology offers distinctive and engaging examples of this broad range of genres and media. It includes both well-known masterpieces and unusual examples from the city's counterculture, some popular with intellectuals, others with wider appeal. Some of the translations presented here are the first available in English and many are based on first editions. In bringing together these important and expertly translated Edo texts in a single volume, this collection will be warmly welcomed by students and interested readers of Japanese literature and popular culture
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
895.6/08003
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PL726.35
LC item number
.E27 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nobuhiro, Shinji
  • Watanabe, Kenji
  • Jones, Sumie
  • Hibbett, Howard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Japanese literature
  • Literatur
  • Japanisch
  • Tokio
  • Japansk litteratur
  • Översättningar
  • Engelska språket
Label
An Edo anthology : literature from Japan's mega-city, 1750-1850, edited by Sumie Jones with Kenji Watanabe ; advisory board, Howard Hibbett, Shinji Nobuhiro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Timon Screech, Hiraga Gennai
  • At a Fork on the Road to Hiring a Hooker, 1798
  • Sara Langer, Umebori Kokuga
  • Intimations of Spring: The Plum Calendar, 1832-1833. Illustrated
  • Yanagawa Shigenobu, Yanagawa Jusan, Shigenobu II, Valerie L. Durham, Tamenaga Shunsui
  • II.
  • Ghosts, Monsters, and Deities
  • One Hundred Monsters in Edo of Our Time, 1758
  • William J. Farge, Baba Bunko
  • Rootless Grass, 1763, 1769
  • Preface
  • David Sitkin, Hiraga Gennai
  • Thousand Arms of Goddess, Julienned: The Secret Recipe of Our Handmade Soup Stock, 1785. Illustrated by Kitao Masanobu
  • Santo Kyoden, Adam L. Kern, Shiba Zenko
  • The Monster Takes a Bride, 1807. Illustrated by Katsukawa Shun'ei
  • Adam Kern, Jippensha Ikku
  • Epic Yotsuya Ghost Tale, 1825
  • Faith Bach, Tsuruya Nanboku IV
  • III.
  • Heroes, Rogues, and Fools
  • Playboy, Grilled Edo Style, 1785. Illustrated by Kitao Masanobu
  • Introduction: The Production and Consumption of Literature in a Flourishing Metropolis
  • Sumie Jones, Santo Kyoden
  • Osome and Hisamatsu: Their Amorous History-Read All About It!, 1813
  • Caryn Caelahan, Tsuruya Nanboku IV, Sakurada Jisuke II
  • opening section from The Tale of the Eight Dog Warriors of the Satomi Clan, 1814-1842. Illustrated chiefly
  • Yanagawa Shigenobu, Keisai Eisen, Ellen Widmer, Kyokutei Bakin
  • Funamushi episodes from The Tale of the Eight Dog Warriors of the Satomi Clan, 1814-1842. Illustrated chiefly by Yanagawa Shigenobu and Keisai Eisen
  • Valerie L. Durham, Kyokutei Bakin
  • Eight Footloose Fools: A Flower Almanac, written in 1820, published in 1849. Illustrated chiefly
  • Keisai Eisen, Utagawa Kuninao, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Dylan Mcgee, Christopher Robins, Ryutei Rijo
  • Benten the Thief, 1862
  • Notes for the Reader
  • Alan Cummings, Kawatake Mokuami
  • IV.
  • City and Country Folks
  • Mr. Senryus Barrel of Laughs, Edo Haikai Style, 1765-1838
  • Jason Webb, Karai Senryu Et Al
  • "The Housemaids Ballad" and Other Poems, 1769
  • Andrew Markus, Domyaku Sensei
  • In the World of Men, Nothing But Lies, 1812. Illustrated
  • Utagawa Kuninao, Joel Cohn, Shikitei Sanba
  • The Floating World Barbershop, 1813-1814. Illustrated
  • I.
  • Utagawa Kuninao, Charles Vilnis, Shikitei Sanba
  • Tales from the North, 1818
  • Bettina Gramlich-Oka, Tadano Makuzu
  • V.
  • Artists and Poets
  • On Farting, c. 1774, c. 1777
  • William F. Sibley, Hiraga Gennai
  • The "Peony Petals" Sequence, 1780
  • Chris Drake, Yosa Buson, Taka1 Kito
  • Peasants, Peddlers, and Paramours: Waka Selections
  • Playboys, Prostitutes, and Lovers
  • Roger K. Thomas
  • Icicle Teardrops and Butterfly Wings: Popular Love Songs
  • John Solt
  • VI.
  • Tourists and Onlookers
  • Comparisons of Cities-(1) ANONYMOUS, "What They Think Good about Kyo and Edo," c. 1820, (2) SHIBA KOKAN, "On Good and Bad Things about Kyo and Edo" (A Letter to Yamaryo Kazuma), 1813, and (3) KIMURO BOUN, Tales of the Kyo I Have Seen, 1780
  • Timon Screech
  • Songs of the Northern Quarter, 1786
  • Mark Borer, Ichikawa Kansai
  • Outlandish Nonsense: Verses on Western Themes
  • Seki the Night Hawk, 1753
  • Timon Screech
  • An Account of the Prosperity of Edo, 1832: "Urban Chivalry" and "Honjo District"
  • Andrew Markus, Terakado Seiken
  • Source Texts and Modern Editions
  • List of Contributors
  • Permissions
  • Index of Names
  • Subject Index
  • Color plates follow p
  • Robert Campbell, Yamaoka Matsuake
  • "A Lousy Journey of Love: Two Sweethearts Won't Back Down," 1783
Control code
859157616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 515 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824836290
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824837761
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r096
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859157616
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
An Edo anthology : literature from Japan's mega-city, 1750-1850, edited by Sumie Jones with Kenji Watanabe ; advisory board, Howard Hibbett, Shinji Nobuhiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Timon Screech, Hiraga Gennai
  • At a Fork on the Road to Hiring a Hooker, 1798
  • Sara Langer, Umebori Kokuga
  • Intimations of Spring: The Plum Calendar, 1832-1833. Illustrated
  • Yanagawa Shigenobu, Yanagawa Jusan, Shigenobu II, Valerie L. Durham, Tamenaga Shunsui
  • II.
  • Ghosts, Monsters, and Deities
  • One Hundred Monsters in Edo of Our Time, 1758
  • William J. Farge, Baba Bunko
  • Rootless Grass, 1763, 1769
  • Preface
  • David Sitkin, Hiraga Gennai
  • Thousand Arms of Goddess, Julienned: The Secret Recipe of Our Handmade Soup Stock, 1785. Illustrated by Kitao Masanobu
  • Santo Kyoden, Adam L. Kern, Shiba Zenko
  • The Monster Takes a Bride, 1807. Illustrated by Katsukawa Shun'ei
  • Adam Kern, Jippensha Ikku
  • Epic Yotsuya Ghost Tale, 1825
  • Faith Bach, Tsuruya Nanboku IV
  • III.
  • Heroes, Rogues, and Fools
  • Playboy, Grilled Edo Style, 1785. Illustrated by Kitao Masanobu
  • Introduction: The Production and Consumption of Literature in a Flourishing Metropolis
  • Sumie Jones, Santo Kyoden
  • Osome and Hisamatsu: Their Amorous History-Read All About It!, 1813
  • Caryn Caelahan, Tsuruya Nanboku IV, Sakurada Jisuke II
  • opening section from The Tale of the Eight Dog Warriors of the Satomi Clan, 1814-1842. Illustrated chiefly
  • Yanagawa Shigenobu, Keisai Eisen, Ellen Widmer, Kyokutei Bakin
  • Funamushi episodes from The Tale of the Eight Dog Warriors of the Satomi Clan, 1814-1842. Illustrated chiefly by Yanagawa Shigenobu and Keisai Eisen
  • Valerie L. Durham, Kyokutei Bakin
  • Eight Footloose Fools: A Flower Almanac, written in 1820, published in 1849. Illustrated chiefly
  • Keisai Eisen, Utagawa Kuninao, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Dylan Mcgee, Christopher Robins, Ryutei Rijo
  • Benten the Thief, 1862
  • Notes for the Reader
  • Alan Cummings, Kawatake Mokuami
  • IV.
  • City and Country Folks
  • Mr. Senryus Barrel of Laughs, Edo Haikai Style, 1765-1838
  • Jason Webb, Karai Senryu Et Al
  • "The Housemaids Ballad" and Other Poems, 1769
  • Andrew Markus, Domyaku Sensei
  • In the World of Men, Nothing But Lies, 1812. Illustrated
  • Utagawa Kuninao, Joel Cohn, Shikitei Sanba
  • The Floating World Barbershop, 1813-1814. Illustrated
  • I.
  • Utagawa Kuninao, Charles Vilnis, Shikitei Sanba
  • Tales from the North, 1818
  • Bettina Gramlich-Oka, Tadano Makuzu
  • V.
  • Artists and Poets
  • On Farting, c. 1774, c. 1777
  • William F. Sibley, Hiraga Gennai
  • The "Peony Petals" Sequence, 1780
  • Chris Drake, Yosa Buson, Taka1 Kito
  • Peasants, Peddlers, and Paramours: Waka Selections
  • Playboys, Prostitutes, and Lovers
  • Roger K. Thomas
  • Icicle Teardrops and Butterfly Wings: Popular Love Songs
  • John Solt
  • VI.
  • Tourists and Onlookers
  • Comparisons of Cities-(1) ANONYMOUS, "What They Think Good about Kyo and Edo," c. 1820, (2) SHIBA KOKAN, "On Good and Bad Things about Kyo and Edo" (A Letter to Yamaryo Kazuma), 1813, and (3) KIMURO BOUN, Tales of the Kyo I Have Seen, 1780
  • Timon Screech
  • Songs of the Northern Quarter, 1786
  • Mark Borer, Ichikawa Kansai
  • Outlandish Nonsense: Verses on Western Themes
  • Seki the Night Hawk, 1753
  • Timon Screech
  • An Account of the Prosperity of Edo, 1832: "Urban Chivalry" and "Honjo District"
  • Andrew Markus, Terakado Seiken
  • Source Texts and Modern Editions
  • List of Contributors
  • Permissions
  • Index of Names
  • Subject Index
  • Color plates follow p
  • Robert Campbell, Yamaoka Matsuake
  • "A Lousy Journey of Love: Two Sweethearts Won't Back Down," 1783
Control code
859157616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 515 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824836290
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824837761
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r096
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859157616
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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