The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan

Ivan Morris’s definitive and widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious and melancholy world of ancient Japan. 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.

  • Brand: Ivan Morris
  • ASIN: 0345803906

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Peregrine books)

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Peregrine books)

A study of court life in ancient Japan during the Heian period (c. A.D. 950-1050), where the elite were highly cultured and aware of the aesthetic. The book outlines the social and political life of the period as well as the superstitions and rules of conduct between men and women.

  • ASIN: 0140550836

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Kodansha Globe)

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Kodansha Globe)

The World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris's widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious, inbred, melancholy world of ancient Japan, has been a standard in cultural studies for nearly thirty years. Using as a frame of reference The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan's Heian period, Morris recreates an era when woman set the cultural tone. Focusing on the world of the emperor's court-the world so admired by Virginia Woolf and others-he describes the politics, society, religious life, and superstitions of the times, providing detailed portrayals of the daily life of courtiers, the cult of beauty they espoused, and the intricate relations between the men and women of this milieu.

  • ASIN: 1568360290

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Kodansha Globe) by Morris, Ivan published by Kodansha USA (1994)

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Kodansha Globe) by Morris, Ivan published by Kodansha USA (1994)

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  • ASIN: B00E32BDLQ

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Peregrine Books) by Ivan Morris (1985-12-03)

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Peregrine Books) by Ivan Morris (1985-12-03)

  • ASIN: B01FKRIB12

Love after The Tale of Genji: Rewriting the World of the Shining Prince (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

Love after The Tale of Genji: Rewriting the World of the Shining Prince (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

The eleventh-century masterpiece The Tale of Genji casts a long shadow across the literary terrain of the Heian period (794-1185). It has dominated critical and popular reception of Heian literary production and become the definitive expression of the aesthetics, poetics, and politics of life in the Heian court. But the brilliance of Genji has eclipsed the works of later Heian authors, who have since been displaced from the canon and relegated to critical obscurity. Charo B. D'Etcheverry calls for a reevaluation of late Heian fiction by shedding new light upon this undervalued body of work. D'Etcheverry examines three representative texts--The Tale of Sagoromo, The Tale of the Hamamatsu Middle Counselor, and Nezame at Night--as legitimate heirs to the literary legacy of Genji and as valuable indexes to the literary tastes and readerly expectations that evolved over the Heian period. Balancing careful analyses of plot, character, and motif with keen insights into the cultural and political milieu of the late Heian period, D'Etcheverry argues that we should read such works not as mere derivatives of a canonical text, but as dynamic fictional commentaries and variations upon the tropes and subplots that continue to resonate with readers of Genji.

  • ASIN: 0674025075

My Little Pony: Friends Forever Omnibus, Vol. 3

My Little Pony: Friends Forever Omnibus, Vol. 3

Celebrate the magic of friendship in these stand-alone tales featuring all of your favorite characters. Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity may be the Mane Six, but they still need help sometimes! Join them on adventures with Princess Luna, Granny Smith, Shining Armor, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Cherry Jubilee, Daring Do, and many more! The power of friendship, compassion, and understanding can't be beat! Collects issues #25–38.

  • ASIN: 1684050502

It Happened in Montana: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened in the West)

It Happened in Montana: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened in the West)

Author James A. Crutchfield has mined thirty-seven of the most colorful episodes from Montana's provocative past--from the first glimpse of French explorers of the "Shining Mountains" in 1743 to the attempt to round up the wild horses of the Pryor Mountains. These episodes are a lively look at life in the Wild West.

  • Brand: James A Crutchfield
  • ASIN: 0762771941

The Tale of Genji (A Modern Library Giant, No. G-38)

The Tale of Genji (A Modern Library Giant, No. G-38)

The Tale of Genji is a classic work of Japanese literature written by the Japanese noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the 11th century. Called the world's first novel, the first modern novel, the first psychological novel or the first novel still to be considered a classic. Notably, the novel also illustrates a unique depiction of the livelihoods of high courtiers during the Heian period. It has many elements found in a modern novel: a central character and a very large number of major and minor characters, well-developed characterization of all the major players, a sequence of events covering the central character's lifetime and beyond. The work does not make use of a plot; instead, events happen and characters evolve simply by growing older. One remarkable feature of the Genji, and of Murasaki's skill, is its internal consistency, despite a dramatis personæ of some four hundred characters. For instance, all characters age in step and the family and feudal relationships maintain general consistency. The work recounts the life of a son of the Japanese emperor, known to readers as Hikaru Genji, or "Shining Genji". For political reasons, Genji is relegated to commoner status (by being given the surname Minamoto) and begins a career as an imperial officer. The tale...

  • ASIN: B0006AWSXQ

Shining Prince (PB) (Summit Books)

Shining Prince (PB) (Summit Books)

- Reading levels are inviting to reluctant readers.- Each series features a multicultural cast of characters with strong group friendships.- Engaging plots deal with peer rivalry, mystery, virtual reality, and much more!

  • Brand: Brand: Perfection Learning
  • ASIN: 0789155338
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