The Life of an Amorous Woman and Other Writings
Life of an Amorous Woman and Other Writings by Saikaku Ihara
Book DescriptionOne of the great fiction writers of Japan, Ihara Saikaku (1623-93) wrote of the lowest class in the Tokugawa world-the townsmen who were rising in wealth and power but not in official status. The title story in this collection of 12 works, told by an again beauty whose highly erotic nature is her constant undoing, ranges over all of 17th century Japanese life. The narrator is successively wife, court lady, courtesan, priest's concubine, mistress of a feudal lord and streetwalker. Ivan Morris, chairman of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures of Columbia University has done a brilliant translation, an introduction, extensive notes, bibliography and two essays on social customs of the period.
Buy Life of an Amorous Woman and Other Writings book by Saikaku Ihara from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780811201872
(203mm x 132mm x 30mm)
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1969
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Saikaku Ihara
Comrade Loves of the Samurai, Paperback (April 2007)
Ihari Saikakku (1642-93) was one of the most illustrious writers of Japan's 17th century literary revival. Money and love predominates in most of his stories. This volume includes a collection of geisha folk songs which were composed to be sung to the accompaniment of the shamisen. They express the feelings of the geisha towards their listeners.
Five Women Who Loved Love, Paperback (December 1997)» View all books by Saikaku Ihara
First published in 1686, Five Women Who Loved Love was an immediate bestseller in the bawdy, life-loving world that was Genroku Japan.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Life of an Amorous Woman and Other Writings book by Saikaku Ihara and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Saikaku Ihara
Ivan Ira Esme Morris (b. 1925 - d. 1976) was a British author, translator, editor, and teacher in the field of Japanese Studies.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687