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Morris, Ivan 1925-1976

Overview
Works: 131 works in 807 publications in 10 languages and 15,094 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  History  Short stories  Diaries  Biographies  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer, Honoree
Classifications: DS889, 895.63
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ivan Morris
The world of the shining prince; court life in ancient Japan by Ivan Morris( Book )

86 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan's Heian period as a frame of reference, The World of the Shining Prince recreates an era when women set the cultural tone. Focusing on the world of the emperor's court--a world deeply admired by Virginia Woolf, among others--renowned scholar of Japanese history and literature Ivan Morris explores the politics, society, religious life, and superstitions of the period. Offering readers detailed portrayals of the daily lives of courtiers, the cult of beauty they espoused, and the intricate relations between the men and women of the age, The World of the Shining Prince has been a cornerstone text on ancient Japan for half a century."--Publisher's description
The pillow book of Sei Shōnagon by Sei Shōnagon( Book )

56 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great classics of Japanese literature, The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is by far our most detailed source of factual material on life in eleventh-century Japan at the height of Heian culture
The temple of the golden pavilion by Yukio Mishima( Book )

62 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man, having suffered a childhood trauma, becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto
Modern Japanese stories, an anthology = [Gendai Nihon tanpenshū] by Ivan Morris( Book )

50 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nobility of failure : tragic heroes in the history of Japan by Ivan Morris( Book )

54 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's heroic tradition is in startling contrast to that of the West. The most beloved Japanese heroes chose defeat and certain death rather than sully the purity of their ideals with compromise and petty calculation. The lives of nine of these heroes of Japanese history are related here, beginning with a legendary fourth-century prince and concluding with the kamikaze pilots of World War II. with The Nobility of Failure, Ivan Morris opens a new window onto the Japanese people. - Back cover
Japan 1931-1945--militarism, fascism, Japanism? by Ivan Morris( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese nationalism in this period is considered by some totalitarian or a dictatorship. The selections examine the events and the nuances of the move toward ultra-rightest leadership that marks this period of escalation to World War II
Thought and behaviour in modern Japanese politics by Masao Maruyama( Book )

31 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author analyzes the Japanese political scene in terms of the general cultural context and the pattern of inter-personal relationships with particular attention to the impact of non-political behaviour and activities on politics. He describes the underlying value-systems of the Japanese, especially those of the ruling elites, and their effect on the political leaders and their discussions. He also sets out to show how contemporary ideological tensions have been aggravated by the refusal of both sides to recognize that there are political features common to all societies which, in a given situation and irrespective of ideology, make certain patters of behaviour inevitable.--
Madly singing in the mountains : an appreciation and anthology of Arthur Waley by Arthur Waley( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism and the right wing in Japan; a study of postwar trends by Ivan Morris( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of an amorous woman, and other writings. Edited and translated by Ivan Morris by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and German and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ihara Saikaku "wrote of the lowest class in the Tokugawa world, the townsmen who were rising in wealth and power but not in official status."--Back cover
Samurai by H. Paul Varley( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thought and behaviour in modern Japanese politics by Masao Maruyama( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As I crossed a bridge of dreams; recollections of a woman in eleventh-century Japan by Sugawara no Takasue no Musume( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family. Some aspects of the author's life and text seem curiously modern. She married at age thirty-three and identified herself as a reader and writer more than as a wife and mother. Enthralled by romantic fiction, she wrote extensively about the disillusioning blows that reality can deal to fantasy. The Sarashina Diary is a portrait of the writer as reader and an exploration of the power of reading to shape one's expectations and aspirations. As a person and an author, this writer presages the medieval era in Japan with her deep concern for Buddhist belief and practice. Her narrative's main thread follows a trajectory from youthful infatuation with romantic fantasy to the disillusionment and age and concern for the afterlife; yet, at the same time, many passages erase the dichotomy between literary illusion and spiritual truth. The new translation captures the lyrical richness of the original text while revealing its subtle structure and ironic meaning. The introduction highlights the poetry in the Sarashina Diary and the juxtaposition of poetic passages and narrative prose, which bring meta-meanings into play. The translators' commentary offers insight into the author's family and world, as well as the fascinating textual legacy of her work. -- from dust jacket
Dictionary of selected forms in classical Japanese literature by Ivan Morris( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Japanese and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tale of Genji scroll by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and German and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey by Jirō Osaragi( Book )

19 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuttle Publishing is proud to offer newly redesigned editions of some of Japan's greatest writers from medieval to modern times. Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature are a vital and affordable introduction. Begin building your collection now!
The lonely monk and other puzzles by Ivan Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fires on the plain by Shōhei Ōoka( Book )

26 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This haunting novel explores the complete degradation and isolation of a man by war. Fires on the Plain is set on the island of Leyte in the Philippines during World War II, where the Japanese army is disintegrating under the hammer blows of the American landings. Within this broader disintegration is another, that of a single human being, Private Tamura. The war destroys each of his ties to society, one by one, until Tamura, a sensitive and intelligent man, becomes an outcast. Nearly losing the will to survive, he hears of a port still in Japanese hands and struggles to walk through the American lines. Unfazed by danger, he welcomes the prospect of dying, but first, he loses his hope, and then his sanity. Lost among his hallucinations, Tamura comes to fancy himself an angel enjoined by God to eat no living thing--but even angels fall. Tamura is never less than human, even when driven to the ultimate sin against humanity. Shocking as the outward events are, the greatness of the novel lies in its uplifting vision during a time of crushing horror. As relevant today as when it was originally published, Fires on the Plain will strike a chord with anyone who has lived through the horrors of war
Der leuchtende Prinz : höf. Leben im alten Japan by Ivan Morris( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As I crossed a bridge of dreams by Peter Eötvös( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Modern Japanese stories, an anthology = [Gendai Nihon tanpenshū]
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The pillow book of Sei ShōnagonThe temple of the golden pavilionModern Japanese stories, an anthology = [Gendai Nihon tanpenshū]Thought and behaviour in modern Japanese politicsMadly singing in the mountains : an appreciation and anthology of Arthur WaleyThe life of an amorous woman, and other writings. Edited and translated by Ivan MorrisThought and behaviour in modern Japanese politicsAs I crossed a bridge of dreams; recollections of a woman in eleventh-century Japan
Alternative Names
Ivan Morris Brits vertaler (1925-1976)

Morisu, I.

Morisu, I. 1925-1976

Morisu, I. (Ivan)

Morisu, I. (Ivan), 1925-1976

Morisu, Ivan 1925-1976

Morris, I.

Morris, I. I.

Morris, I. I. 1925-1976

Morris, I. I. (Ivan I.)

Morris, I. I. (Ivan Ira), 1925-1976

Morris, Ivan.

Morris, Ivan 1925-1976

Morris, Ivan I.

Morris, Ivan I. (Ira)

Morris, Ivan Ira 1925-1976

Morris, Ivan Ira Esme

Morris, Ivan Ira Esme 1925-1976

Morris, Nan 1925-1976

Моррис, Айван

Моррис, Айван, 1925-1976

ইভান মরিস

アイヴァン・モリス

モリス, I

モリス, アイヴァン

モリス, アイバン

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