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Keene, Donald

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Most widely held works by Donald Keene
Sources of Chinese tradition by William Theodore De Bary( Book )

61 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and held by 2,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perennial best-seller, Sources of Japanese Tradition has long been a staple in classrooms and libraries, a handy and comprehensive reference for scholars and students, and an engaging introduction for general readers. Now in its long-awaited second edition, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion in the land of the rising sun
Anthology of Japanese literature : from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century by Donald Keene( Book )

46 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extensive anthology includes excerpts from plays and novels plus stories, fairy tales, and many poems
Anthology of Chinese literature by Cyril Birch( Book )

in English and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents classic Chinese tales of love and morality, marriage and justice, and the strange and supernatural
Dawn to the West : Japanese literature of the modern era by Donald Keene( Book )

58 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Emperor of Japan : Meiji and his world, 1852-1912 by Donald Keene( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Emperor Meiji began his rule in 1867, Japan was a splintered empire, dominated by the shogun and the daimyos, who ruled over the country's more than 250 decentralized domains and who were, in the main, cut off from the outside world, staunchly anti-foreign, and committed to the traditions of the past. Before long, the shogun surrendered to the emperor, a new constitution was adopted, and Japan emerged as a modern, industrialized state. Despite the length of his reign, little has been written about the strangely obscured figure of Meiji himself, the first emperor ever to meet a European. Most historians discuss the period that takes his name while barely mentioning the man, assuming that he had no real involvement with the affairs of the state. Even Japanese who believe Meiji to have been their nation's greatest ruler may have trouble recalling a single personal accomplishment that might account for such a glorious reputation. Donald Keene sifts the available evidence to present a portrait not only of Meiji but also of rapid and sometimes violent change during this pivotal period in Japan's history. We move with the emperor through his early, traditional education; join in the formal processions that acquainted the young emperor with his country and its people; observe his behavior in court, his marriage, and his relationships with various consorts; and follow his maturation into a "Confucian" sovereign dedicated to simplicity, frugality, and hard work. Later, during Japan's wars with China and Russia, we witness Meiji's struggle to reconcile his personal commitment to peace and his nation's increasingly militarized experience of modernization
World within walls : Japanese literature of the pre-modern era, 1600-1867 by Donald Keene( Book )

42 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nō; the classical theatre of Japan by Donald Keene( Book )

37 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting sun by Osamu Dazai( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This powerful novel of a nation in social and moral crisis was first published by New Directions in 1956. 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." -- Publisher's description
Seeds in the heart : Japanese literature from earliest times to the late sixteenth century by Donald Keene( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 950 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."
Landscapes and portraits appreciations of Japanese culture by Donald Keene( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four major plays of Chikamatsu by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five modern nō plays by Yukio Mishima( Book )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese No drama is one of the great art forms that has fascinated people throughout the world
After the banquet by Yukio Mishima( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazu, a leading figure in the entertainment world, is a woman blazing with vitality. She is the mistress of the Setsugoan Restaurant, a luxurious refuge for leading financiers, politicans, and diplomats
Five modern Japanese novelists by Donald Keene( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 768 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 )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flower arrangement, ink painting, and shoin-zukua-i architecture began or became of major importance under Yoshimasa. Poets introduced their often barely literate warlord-hosts to the literary masterpieces of the past and taught them how to compose poetry. Even the most barbarous warlord came to want the trappings of culture that would enable him to feel like a civilized man." "Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion gives this long-neglected but critical period in Japanese history the thorough treatment it deserves."--Jacket
So lovely a country will never perish : wartime diaries of Japanese writers by Donald Keene( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 327 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 )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 319 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
Travels in Japan by Donald Keene( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 90 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 Amerikaans taalkundige

Donald Keene saggista, traduttore e insegnante statunitense

Donald Keene US-amerikanischer Japanologe und Literaturwissenschaftler

Donarudo Kīn 1922-

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Keene, Donald Lawrence

Keene, Donald Lawrence 1922-

Kīn 1922- Donarudo

Kin, D.

Kin, Donalʹd

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Kīn, Donarudo

Kīn, Donarudo 1922-

Дональд Кин американский японовед

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Кин, Д. (Дональд), 1922-

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킨, 도날드 1922-

킨, 도날드 로렌스 1922-

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Anthology of Japanese literature : from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth centuryAnthology of Chinese literatureDawn to the West : Japanese literature of the modern eraTwenty plays of the Nō theatreEmperor of Japan : Meiji and his world, 1852-1912World within walls : Japanese literature of the pre-modern era, 1600-1867The Japanese discovery of Europe, 1720-1830The setting sun