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The Kojiki - 9780231163897

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  • Product code: BBRFL
  • ISBN: 9780231163897
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 22.9cm x 16.0cm
  • Pages: 312
  • Publish date: 03/10/2014

The Kojiki (Paperback)

The Kojiki - 9780231163897

Gustav Heldt


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Japan's oldest surviving narrative, the eighth-century Kojiki, chronicles the mythical origins of its islands and their ruling dynasty through a diverse array of genealogies, tales, and songs that have helped to shape the modern nation's views of its ancient past. Gustav Heldt's engaging new translation of this revered classic aims to make the Kojiki accessible to contemporary readers while staying true to the distinctively dramatic and evocative appeal of the original's language. It conveys the rhythms that structure the Kojiki's animated style of storytelling and translates the names of its many people and places to clarify their significance within the narrative. An introduction, glossaries, maps, and bibliographies offer a wealth of additional information about Japan's earliest extant record of its history, literature, and religion.

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Product Details

  • Product code: BBRFL
  • ISBN: 9780231163897
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 22.9cm x 16.0cm
  • Pages: 312
  • Publish date: 03/10/2014

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