A History of Japanese Literature, Volume 1
The Archaic and Ancient Ages
Jin'ichi Konishi

Edited by Earl Roy Miner

Translated by Nicholas Teele


This book, which covers the period from preliterate times to the beginning of the tenth century, is the first of five proposed volumes that will give an account of Japanese literature from its beginnings to the death of the modern novelist Mishima.

First published in 1984.

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