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Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers) : A Puppet Play - Donald Keene

Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers)

A Puppet Play

By: Donald Keene (Translator)

Paperback Published: 22nd March 1971
ISBN: 9780231035316
Number Of Pages: 212
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Chushingura" (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) "Ronin," is the most famous and perennially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written around 1748 as a puppet play, it is now better known through Kabuki theater performances.

Donald Keene's translation of the original text is presented here with a new preface and an introduction and notes to aid readers in their comprehension and enjoyment of the play.

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Through his graceful, resourceful translations and his elegant, exhaustive scholarly books, [Keene] is almost single-handedly responsible for the current popularity of Japanese literature in English-speaking countries. The New Yorker

Foreword, by Wm. Theodore de BaryPreface to the Second Paperback EditionPrefaceIntroductionChushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers)Works Consulted

ISBN: 9780231035316
ISBN-10: 0231035314
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 22nd March 1971
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.27 x 13.51  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.23

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