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Monkey

by Arthur Waley

Folk novel of China

The Noh Plays of Japan

by Arthur Waley

First published in 1921, The Noh Plays of Japan has been justly famous for more than three-quarters of a century and established the Noh play for the Western reader as beautiful literature. It contains translations of nineteen plays and summaries of sixteen more.

The Noh Plays of Japan

by Arthur Waley

First published in 1921, The Noh Plays of Japan has been justly famous for more than three-quarters of a century and established the Noh play for the Western reader as beautiful literature. It contains translations of nineteen plays and summaries of sixteen more.

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan

by Arthur Waley Dennis Washburn

Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world.<P><P> Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past.The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon was a product of a tenth century courtier's experiences in the palace of Empress Teishi. A common custom of the time period, courtiers used to keep notes or a diary in a wooden pillow with a drawer. This "pillow book" reflects the confident aesthetic judgments of Shonagon and her ability to create prose that crossed into the realm of the poetic. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is one of the earliest examples of diary literature whose passages chronicle the events of the court calendar, the ceremonies and celebrations specific to Teishi's court, and the vignettes that provide brilliantly drawn glimpses into the manners and foibles of the aristocracy.Arthur Waley's elegant translation of The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon captures the beauty of its prose and the vitality of Shonagon's narrative voice, as well as her quirky personality traits.

The Tale of Genji (First Modern Library Giant Edition)

by Arthur Waley Lady Murasaki

The Tale of Genji is a classic of Japanese literature written by Lady Murasaki in the early years of the 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. This 1st Modern Library Giant Edition of English translation from Japanese by Arthur Waley is called the world's first novel-the first classic, modern and psychological-novel. The novel which illustrates a unique depiction of the livelihoods of high courtiers during the Heian period contains six parts, viz., The Tale of Genji; The Sacred Tree; A Wreath of Cloud; Blue Trousers; The Lady of the Boat and the Bridge of Dreams.

The Tale of Genji (Tuttle Classics)

by Arthur Waley Murasaki Shikibu Dennis Washburn

"What Waley did create is literary art of extraordinary beauty that brings to life in English the world Murasaki Shikibu imagined. The beauty of his art has not dimmed, but like the original text itself, retains the power to move and enlighten."--Dennis Washburn, from his foreword Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world's first novel, but as one of the greatest works of literature of all time.The hero of the tale, Prince Genji, is a shining example of the Heian-era ideal man--accomplished in poetry, dance, music, painting, and, not least of all to the novel's many plots, romance. The Tale of Genji and the characters and world it depicts have influenced Japanese culture to its very core. This celebrated translation by Arthur Waley gives Western readers a very genuine feel for the tone of this beloved classic.This edition contains the complete Waley translation of all six books of The Tale of Genji and also contains a new foreword by Dennis Washburn with key insights into both the book and the importance of this translation.

The Way And Its Power; A Study Of The Tao Tê Ching

by Arthur Waley Laozi

First published in 1934, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching--unlike previous translations--is based not on the medieval commentaries, but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.The Tao Tê Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism, and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners, have used the Tao Tê Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is among the most translated works in world literature.

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