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Keene, Donald

Works: 540 works in 2,519 publications in 6 languages and 54,507 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Drama  Biography  Literature  Essays  Short stories  Poetry  Nō plays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, wpr, Contributor, Creator, Speaker, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Narrator
Classifications: DS821, 895.609
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Keene
Anthology of Japanese literature : from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century by Donald Keene( Book )

150 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extensive anthology includes excerpts from plays and novels plus stories, fairy tales, and many poems
Sources of Japanese tradition by Ryūsaku Tsunoda( Book )

56 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and held by 2,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Although deconstruction has become a popular catchword, as an intellectual movement it has never entirely caught on within the university. For some in the academy, deconstruction, and Jacques Derrida in particular, are responsible for the demise of accountability in the study of literature. Countering these facile dismissals of Derrida and deconstruction, Herman Rapaport explores the incoherence that has plagued critical theory since the 1960s and the resulting legitimacy crisis in the humanities. Against the backdrop of a rich, informed discussion of Derrida's writings -- and how they have been misconstrued by critics and admirers alike -- The Theory Mess investigates the vicissitudes of Anglo-American criticism over the past thirty years and proposes some possibilities for reform
Modern Japanese literature : an anthology by Donald Keene( Book )

93 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated selections from literary writings of the last 80 years reflects strongly the social, political and cultural Japanese background
Anthology of Chinese literature by Cyril Birch( Book )

in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents classic Chinese tales of love and morality, marriage and justice, and the strange and supernatural
Japanese literature : an introduction for Western readers by Donald Keene( Book )

43 editions published between 1953 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasures of Japanese literature by Donald Keene( Book )

15 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawn to the West : Japanese literature of the modern era by Donald Keene( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty plays of the Nō theatre by Donald Keene( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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World within walls : Japanese literature of the pre-modern era, 1600-1867 by Donald Keene( Book )

47 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tokugawa family held the shogunate from 1603 to 1867, ruling Japan and keeping the island nation isolated from the rest of the world for more than 250 years. Donald Keene looks within the "walls" of isolation and meticulously chronicles the period's vast literary output, providing both lay readers and scholars with the definitive history of premodern Japanese literature. World Within Walls spans the age in which Japanese literature began to reach a popular audience―as opposed to the elite aristocratic readers to whom it had previously been confined. Keene comprehensively treats each of the new, popular genres that arose, including haiku, Kabuki, and the witty, urbane prose of the newly ascendant merchant class."--Back Cover
Nō; the classical theatre of Japan by Donald Keene( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese discovery of Europe, 1720-1830 by Donald Keene( Book )

37 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Danish and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1954 ed. published under title: The Japanese discovery of Europe. Bibliography: p. 245-250
Bunraku : the art of the Japanese puppet theatre by Donald Keene( Book )

39 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeds in the heart : Japanese literature from earliest times to the late sixteenth century by Donald Keene( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Seeds in the Heart, Donald Keene has completed his masterful, four-volume survey of Japanese literature from the earliest times to 1970--a major achievement of one of the world's most illustrious careers in literary criticism. Keene, the preeminent presenter of Japanese culture to the West, has long understood the key that literature holds to revealing a culture's sensibilities. This volume, like the first three, "will be hailed as definitive" (said Edwin O. Reischauer) as Keene employs his prodigious wealth of knowledge, depth of critical insight, and gift for narrative to guide us through one thousand years of a literary history that both defined the unique properties of Japanese prosody and prose, and produced some of its greatest works: the robust and grand poetry of the Manyoshu; the subtle and sparse perfection of the thirty-one syllable waka poem; The Tale of the Genji, still regarded as one of the greatest novels in world literature; the richly distilled poetic texts of the fifteenth-century No dramas; and the vast canvases of the medieval war tales, such as The Tale of the Heike. Detailed textual examinations of these and many other works at once present new scholarship to the expert and allow the lay reader to understand and enjoy Keene's narrative without prior knowledge of Japanese history. Above all, the author shows us the relevance this great body of literature has for all centuries; as the tenth-century poet Tsurayuki said, "Japanese poetry has its seeds in the human heart."
The setting sun by Osamu Dazai( Book )

37 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society. Ozamu Dazai died, a suicide, in 1948. But the influence of his book has made "people of the setting sun" a permanent part of the Japanese language, and his heroine, Kazuko, a young aristocrat who deliberately abandons her class, a symbol of the anomie which pervades so much of the modern world
Five modern Japanese novelists by Donald Keene( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Five Modern Japanese Novelists profiles five prominent writers whom Donald Keene knew personally: Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, Kawabata Yasunari, Mishima Yukio, Abe Kobo, and Shiba Ryotaro. Keene masterfully blends vignettes describing his personal encounters with these famous men with autobiographical observations and his trademark learned literary and cultural analysis."--Jacket
Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion : the creation of the soul of Japan by Donald Keene( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yoshimasa may have been the worst shogun ever to rule Japan. He was a failure as a soldier, incompetent at dealing with state business, and dominated by his wife. But his influence on the cultural life of Japan was unparalleled. According to Donald Keene, Yoshimasa was the only shogun to leave a lasting heritage for the entire Japanese people."
So lovely a country will never perish : wartime diaries of Japanese writers by Donald Keene( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day the war began -- The birth of "greater East Asia"--False victories and real defeats -- A dismal new year -- On the eve -- The jade voice -- The days after -- The revival of literature -- Rejection of the war -- Under the occupation
Frog in the well : portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841 by Donald Keene( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frog in the Well is a vivid and revealing account of Watanabe Kazan, one of the most important intellectuals of the late Tokugawa period. From his impoverished upbringing to his tragic suicide in exile, Kazan's life and work reflected a turbulent period in Japan's history. He was a famous artist, a Confucian scholar, a student of Western culture, a samurai, and a critic of the shogunate who, nevertheless, felt compelled to kill himself for fear that he had caused his lord anxiety. During this period, a typical Japanese scholar or artist refused to acknowledge the outside
The winter sun shines in : a life of Masaoka Shiki by Donald Keene( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than resist the vast changes sweeping Japan in the 19th century, the poet Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) incorporated new Western influences into his country's native haiku and tanka verse. Based on extensive readings of Shiki's own writings and accounts of the poet by his contemporaries and family, Donald Keene Charts Shiki's distinctive (and often contradictory) experiments with haiku and tanka, a dynamic process that made the survival of these genres possible in a globalizing world
Travels in Japan by Donald Keene( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Anthology of Japanese literature : from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century
Alternative Names
Donald Keene americký japanolog

Donald Keene Amerikaans taalkundige

Donald Keene saggista, traduttore e insegnante statunitense

Donald Keene US-amerikanischer Japanologe und Literaturwissenschaftler

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Donarudo Kīn 1922-

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Keene, Donald L.

Keene, Donald Lawrence

Keene, Donald Lawrence 1922-

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Kīn, Donarudo

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Кин, Д. (Дональд), 1922-

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キーン, ドナルド

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Sources of Japanese traditionModern Japanese literature : an anthologyAnthology of Chinese literatureThe pleasures of Japanese literatureDawn to the West : Japanese literature of the modern eraTwenty plays of the Nō theatreWorld within walls : Japanese literature of the pre-modern era, 1600-1867The Japanese discovery of Europe, 1720-1830