Two hundred and twenty tales from medieval Japan—tales that welcome us into a fabulous faraway world populated by saints, scoundrels, ghosts, magical. Buy Japanese Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library) Reissue by Royall Tyler (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. This selection of over two hundred tales from medieval Japan includes stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends from history.

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I’m descended from two other authors named Royall Tyler, both listed on Goodreads and Amazon. I might have to become a monk.

Jan 07, Carson rated it really liked it. It really is a nice mix, but you really don’t learn about the main Shinto Gods here and the creation story is not included.

Japanese Tales

What the Snake had in Mind The Forsaken Lady Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. There are a lot of interesting stories, which show different aspects of historical Japan’s way of looking at the world, both social and natural.

This is an important book. And that started making my eyes feel like they were glazing over.

Read more Read less. Even the “Manyoshu” and the “Kokinshu” which I enjoyed immensely both offered up poetry which spoke of more timeless themes that tend to transcend space and time, they also offered up a great deal more art and, for me at least, enjoyment.

O ile tematyka bardzo ciekawa, o tyle tapes to lektura dla najwytrwalszych. The broadness of the content is great. Incense Smoke Stay in Touch Sign up. The results make available masterpieces from five centuries of Japanese literature.


There are short medieval stories from Japan in this book. This fairy tale collection is great for anyone interested in Japanese mythology.

The Weight of Tradition 62 There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Heroic Roayll, Almost It really is a nice mix, but you really don’t learn about the main Shinto Gods jwpanese and the creation story is not included. The stories themselves evoke a great number of moods, and cover topics that run the gamut from vulgar even the Japanese aristocrats of a thousand years ago enjoyed fart jokes to austere.

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Surprises, Haunts, Magic, Ascetics, Desire, etc. I was surprised, though, that among theI only recognized one the old woman who rescues the sparrow. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. But if you can’t laugh at fart jokes, you will not enjoy this book, and you may even Yeah so I’m reading 7 books at once, what’s the problem?

Ive read the first 20 or so and am enjoying it very much so far. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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I thought this book would have the generic fairy tales in Japan. I found the book to be very enjoyable and it gave a lens into medieval Japanese culture. I bought this book for the sake of reading folk tales from another part of the world, but what I became enthralled with is the introduction. Another Flying Jar The Master of Streams and Falls You do need to come at this book the right way though, you shoul This is one quirky book. But from doing further foyall I can’t continue with this book.


Born William Clark Tyler to a well-established Boston family on July 18,Tyler was quickly schooled in colonial politics.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The Genie 82 To get the free app, enter your mobile ryall number. August 22, Sold by: Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese civilization. View all 3 comments. Tyler has made these tales read gracefully and effortlessly. Account Options Sign in. I liked these stories so much, I wish I had gotten them in a different form.

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He writes in a lively and colloquial style that effectively captures the spirit of the originals without being jarringly modern. The Failure This fairy tale collection is great for anyone interested in Japanese mythology.

The tales range from very short to 2 pages long and by very short I mean a paragraph or two and they kind of run into each other the way they’re presented. The Dragon Cave Write a customer review. Some are funny some do have lessons and some just show us what was important to a far away culture many centuries ago.