New York. 1989. Henry Holt. 1st American Printing. Very Good In Dustjacket. 468 pages. July 1989. hardcover. Jacket design by Dave Gatti. ISBN: 0805007512. inventory # 12426. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Donald Keene presents here a collection of premodern Japanese diaries that is both a literary history of this genre and a source of insight into Japanese life of the last thousand years. Ranging from objective to confessional, selections such as ‘The Poetic Memoirs of Lady Dalbu' and ‘Diaries of Seventeenth-Century Courtiers' offer unparalleled glimpses into the lives of diverse writers from the Kamakura dynastic period to the Tokugawa period. Illuminating the hidden and largely unknown worlds of imperial courts, Buddhist monasteries, country inns, and merchants' houses, TRAVELERS OF A HUNDRED AGES is an intimate account of the diarists' lives and a testimony to the struggles and advances of Japanese culture..
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