Synopses & Reviews
Here are two hundred and twenty dazzling tales from medieval Japan, tales that welcome us into a fabulous, faraway world populated by saints and scoundrels, ghosts and 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. Masterfully edited and translated by the acclaimed translator of The Tale of Genji,
these stories ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long-vanished though perennially fascinating culture.
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
This lyrical selection of more than two hundred traditional myths, legends, and tales from medieval Japan includes stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends from history. Reissue. 12,500 first printing.
A collection of 220 dazzling tales from medieval Japan is selected and editedby the acclaimed translator of "The Tale of Genji."
About the Author
Royall Tyler has taught Japanese language and culture at many universities, including Harvard, the Australian National University, the University of Oslo, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Australia.