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Thompson, Linda Margaret


The literature of Japan in the Tokugawa period is remarkable both for its quantity and its diversity. Between 1600 and 1868, about 10,000 different titles were published. After the focus of literary activity moved from the Kamigata area of Kyoto and Osaka to Edo around 1750, there was a particularly rapid increase in the number and variety of popular prose genres known collectively as gesaku. However, readers in Japan and the Western world are now more familiar with the classics of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)
DOI: 10.25911/5d723cbd46b1e
Access Rights: Open Access


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