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井原西鶴 1642-1693

Works: 1,369 works in 3,911 publications in 8 languages and 16,264 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Samurai films  Historical films  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PL794, 895.63
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Five women who loved love. by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

214 editions published between 1890 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1686, Five Women Who Loved Love was an immediate bestseller in the bawdy, life-loving world that was Genroku Japan. And the novel's popularity has, if anything, increased with the years, making it today a classic like Boccaccio's Decameron or the writings of Rabelais. The book follows five determined women in their always amorous and usually illicit adventures. The five heroines are Onatsu, already wise in the ways of love by the age of sixteen; Osen, a faithful wife until unjustly accused of adultery; Osan, a Kyoto beauty who falls asleep in the wrong bed; Oshichi, willing to burn down a city to meet her samurai lover; and Oman, who has to compete with handsome boys to win her lover's affections
The life of an amorous woman, and other writings. Edited and translated by Ivan Morris by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

117 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 897 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
The life of an amorous man by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1682, The Life of an Amorous Man depicts the pursuits and follies of the most glorious age of Japan, when wealthy commoners could rise above the warrior caste and indulge in the free and easy life of Japan's pleasure houses. The hero, Yonosuke, whose name means "Man of the World," is followed from his precocious childhood to the close of his amatory career. His erotic escapades are chronicled, always with frankness and often with pathos. The character sketches of the women (and sometimes men) with whom he dallied are vividly portrayed
This scheming world by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Scheming World (Seken Munasanyo) was published in 1692, one year before the author's death. It represents the culmination of Saikaku's perceptive genius, and in structure, is one of the most consolidated of all his works. Most of the stories are told as incidents or episodes relating to New Year's Eve, when in those days it was the custom to balance all debits and credits for the year. At this particular time of year, the drama of life reached its climax; there were tragedies, comedies, and farces. The players were of the nameless masses. But Saikaku portrays them so life-like a touch th
The Japanese family storehouse, or, The millionaire's gospel modernised = Nippon eitai-gura, or, Daifuku shin chōja kyō (1688) by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great mirror of male love by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some final words of advice by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

54 editions published between 1928 and 1996 in Japanese and English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comrade loves of the samurai by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Comrade Loves of a Samurai, the theme of homosexual love between the samurai is explored. To the old Japanese such love among samurai was quite permissible. The sons of samurai families were urged to form homosexual alliances while youth lasted, and often these loves matured into lifelong companionships. Saikaku describes Japanese love scenes of all kinds with a frankness that has made him a favorite with expurgators, but he discusses different types of love with tenderness and compassion. The Songs of the Geisha included in this volume is a collection of geisha folk songs composed to be sung to the accompaniment of the shamisen. All of the songs have a charmingly nostalgic quality which fitted well with the time and the circumstances for which they were composed. They are intimately personal, expressing the feelings of the geisha towards their sympathetic listeners. Love, frustration, and the futility of hope are their main themes. These lyrics, for all their erotic symbolism, are restrained and tactful, and their erotic beauty must be felt rather than heard. Both books were originally privately published in London in 1928 as a two volume set entitled Eastern Love
Kōshoku ichidaiotoko by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

104 editions published between 1891 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jing yuan xi he yi qi zong heng de cai hua,Tong guo yi ge nan ren liao luan de yi sheng,Fan ying le ri ben jiang hu shi dai shang ren,Ping min he ji nü de zhen shi sheng huo.Bei yu wei jiang hu chao dai de< yuan shi wu yu>
Tales of Japanese justice by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the introduction: "...the, in fact, a compendium of wry twists on the trial accounts popular at the time it was written. There is no principle character, except for a judge usually referred to as gozen, or "His Lordship," and the principlal concern is very broad: justice under the Kyōto Shoshidai in the seventeenth century. Some of the stories can be traced to the Itakura Seiyō (Essentials of the administration of Itakura), a collection of trial records and stories of the Kyōto Shoshidai ministers Itakura Katsushige (administration from 1601-1619) and his son, Shigemune (administration from 1619-1654)."
Nippon eitaigura : [rokkan by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

77 editions published between 1903 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of samurai honor : buke giri monogatari by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldly mental calculations : an annotated translation of Ihara Saikaku's Seken munezanʼyo by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nippon eitaigura. The way to wealth by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

28 editions published between 1937 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon Eitaigura. A new annotated edition
Seken munezan'yō by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

60 editions published between 1928 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budō denraiki by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

36 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honchō nijū fukō by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

36 editions published between 1931 and 1995 in Japanese and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kōshoku nidaiotoko ; Saikaku shokokubanashi ; Honchō nijū fukō by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in Japanese and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budō denraiki ; Saikaku okimiyage ; Yorozu no fumi hōgu ; Saikaku nagori no tomo by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buke giri monogatari by Saikaku Ihara( Book )

32 editions published between 1929 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The life of an amorous woman, and other writings. Edited and translated by Ivan Morris
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Ebara, Saikakou

Ebara, Saikakou 1642-1693

Erwanweng 1642-1693

Heyong 1642-1693

Hirajama, Togo 1642-1693

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Ichara, Sajkaku 1641-1693

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Ihara 1642-1693 Saikaku

Ihara, Kakuei 1642-1693

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Saikaku, Ibara

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Saikaku , Ihara

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Togo Hirajama 1642-1693

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Xihe 1642-1693

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Ихара, Сайкаку

Ихара, Сайкаку 1642-1693

Сайкаку Ихара

Сайкаку Ихара 1642-1693

Іхара Сайкаку

Іхара Сайкаку японський письменник

ایهارا سایکاکو نویسنده و شاعر ژاپنی

საიკაკუ იჰარა

이하라, 사이카쿠

정원서학 1642-1693

いはら さいかく 1642-1693

ひらやま とうご 1642-1693

イハラ, サイカク

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井原 西鶴 1642-1693

井原西鶴 1642-169

井原西鹤 1642-1693

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井原西鶴 1942-1693

井原鶴永 1642-1693


二萬翁 1642-1693

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The life of an amorous woman, and other writings. Edited and translated by Ivan MorrisThe life of an amorous manThis scheming worldThe great mirror of male loveComrade loves of the samuraiFive women who loved love.