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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