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By Lafcadio Hearn, Donald Richie. 1997
Over one hundred years after his death author translator and educator Lafcadio Hearn remains one of the best-known… Westerners ever to make Japan his home His prolific writings on things Japanese helped shape Western views on Japan well into the twentieth century This masterful anthology compiled by Donald Richie is organized into two parts Part One The Land chronicles Hearn s early years when he wrote primarily about the appearance of his new home Part Two The People records the author s later years when he came to terms with the Japanese themselves
By Lafcadio Hearn. 1971
Kwaidan translates from the Japanese as weird tales which perfectly describes these haunting stories This collection of supernatural… tales includes a musician called upon to perform for the dead man-eating goblins and insects who uncannily mimic human behavior A perfect treat for fans of the strange and otherworldly
By Ana Bowlova, Ana Claudia Antunes. 2014
How Amazons entered the imaginary to become legends? You will expand your knowledge from ancient Greece until the Middle Ages… with first-person accounts about the Amazons, what they did, who they met, the risks and dangers suffering until they became true living legends. A Tale highly engaging, moving and shocking at the same time that will make you wonder if all this was really true or just part of a collective soul. Dreams, fantasies, goddesses who lived on Earth long before it was colonized? Feel part of the world of Amazon in this book that reveals the synthesis of human knowledge within the collective consciousness.First book from Memoirs of an Amazon Series which includes two more books:Amazons in Medieval EuropeAmazon TodayHappy reading/riding!
By Wilt L. Idema, Stephen H. West. 2005
No cycle of historical legends has enjoyed greater or more enduring popularity in China than that of the Three Kingdoms,… which recounts the dramatic story of the civil wars (c. AD 180-220) that divided the old Han empire into the Shu-Han, Wei, and Wu states, and the eventual reunification of the realm under the Western Jin in AD 280.
By Heinrich Hoffmann. 1999
By Alexei Ditter, Jessey Choo, Sarah Allen. 2017
Compiled during the Song dynasty (960–1279) at the behest of Emperor Taizong, the Taiping Guangji anthologized thousands of pages of… unofficial histories, accounts, and minor stories from the Tang dynasty (618–907). The twenty-two tales translated in this volume, many appearing for the first time in English, reveal the dynamism and diversity of society in Tang China. A lengthy Introduction as well as introductions to each selection further illuminate the social and historical contexts within which these narratives unfold. This collection offers a wealth of information for anyone interested in medieval Chinese history, religion, or everyday life.
By Ana Bowlova, Ana Claudia Antunes. 2014
Como as Amazonas entraram no reino do imaginário e viraram lendas? Você vai expandir os seus conhecimentos desde a Antiga… Grécia, ate a Idade Media com relatos em primeira pessoa sobre como as Amazonas surgiram, o que elas faziam, como batalhavam o que comiam, quem encontravam e os riscos e perigos que sofriam ate que virassem verdadeiras lendas vivas, pois ate hoje elas existem de fato. Um conto altamente, envolvente, comovente e ao mesmo tempo chocante que vai fazer você pensar se realmente tudo isso foi verdade ou apenas faz parte de uma alma coletiva. E sendo assim, a verdade relativa relacionando-se com fatos expõe o cerne da realidade. E então, seriam elas apenas sonhos, fantasias, deusas que viveram na Terra muito antes dela ser colonizada realmente? Sinta-se parte do mundo das Amazonas neste livro que revela a síntese do conhecimento humano dentro dos parâmetros existentes do consciente coletivo.Livro 1 da Serie "Memorias de Uma Amazona" que inclue mais dois livrosAmazonas na Europa MedievalAmazonas Hojeque faz parte da trilogia:As Bruxas de Avignon (Passado)Amor de Pierrot (Presente)Do Nada (Futuro)A Serie Amor de Pierrot inclue quatro livros:Pierrot & ColumbinaO Fantasma do BalletArlequimDiario de uma Colombina
By Wilt L. Idema, Shiamin Kwa. 2010
The legend of Mulan--the daughter who disguises herself as a man, dons her father's armor, and heads off to war… in his place--remains one of the most popular Chinese folktales despite (or because of) its lack of supernatural demonstrations or interventions.This volume offers lively translations of the earliest recorded version of the legend and several later iterations of the tale (including the screenplay of the hugely successful 1939 Chinese film Mulan Joins the Army), illustrating the many ways that reinterpretations of this basic story reflect centuries of changes in Chinese cultural, political, and sexual attitudes.An Introduction traces the evolution of the Mulan legend and its significance in the history of Chinese popular culture. Annotation explaining terms and references unfamiliar to Western readers, a glossary, and a comprehensive bibliography further enhance the value of this volume for both scholars and students.
By Joseph Jacobs. 2009
Soils and national characteristics differ, but fairy tales are the same in plot and incidents the world over. So proved… the leading British folklorist Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) with this now classic volume of 29 traditional tales from India, including some of the oldest recorded tales known."The Lion and the Crane," "How the Raja's Son Won the Princess Labam," "The Broken Pot," "The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal," "The Talkative Tortoise," "The Ass in the Lion's Skin," "Why the Fish Laughed," "Sun, Moon, and Wind Go Out to Dinner," "The Prince and the Fakir," and all the other stories make delightful reading or listening for youngsters who are tired of the same familiar old favorites. John D. Batten's nine full-page plates and his 37 other drawings are reproduced from the original edition.
By James S de Benneville. 1986
A young lord undertakes the restoration of his family's fortunes and honor in this gripping retelling of a 15th-century Japanese… epic. Gripping and evocative, it recounts the rebellions, plots, and battles that culminate in a vendetta's thrilling resolution. James S. de Benneville's Western-style narrative offers an exceptionally faithful retelling. 44 black-and-white illustrations.
Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds: A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales (Translations from the Asian Classics)
By Haruo Shirane, Keller Kimbrough. 2018
Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds is a collection of twenty-five medieval Japanese tales of border crossings and the fantastic, featuring… demons, samurai, talking animals, amorous plants, and journeys to supernatural realms. The most comprehensive compendium of short medieval Japanese fiction in English, Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds illuminates a rich world of literary, Buddhist, and visual culture largely unknown today outside of Japan.These stories, called otogizōshi, or Muromachi tales (named after the Muromachi period, 1337 to 1573), date from approximately the fourteenth through seventeenth centuries. Often richly illustrated in a painted-scroll format, these vernacular stories frequently express Buddhist beliefs and provide the practical knowledge and moral education required to navigate medieval Japanese society. The otogizōshi represent a major turning point in the history of Japanese literature. They bring together many earlier types of narrative—court tales, military accounts, anecdotes, and stories about the divine origins of shrines and temples––joining book genres with parlor arts and the culture of itinerant storytellers and performers. The works presented here are organized into three thematically overlapping sections titled, “Monsters, Warriors, and Journeys to Other Worlds,” “Buddhist Tales,” and “Interspecies Affairs.” Each translation is prefaced by a short introduction, and the book features images from the original scroll paintings, illustrated manuscripts, and printed books.