A Poetics of Courtly Male Friendship in Heian Japan / / Paul Gordon Schalow.

Western scholars have tended to read Heian literature through the prism of female experience, stressing the imbalance of power in courtship and looking for evidence that women hoped to move beyond the constraints of marriage politics. Paul Schalow's original and challenging work inherits these...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Asian Studies Backlist (2000-2014) eBook Package
Place / Publishing House:Honolulu : : University of Hawaii Press, , [2006]
Year of Publication:2006
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Physical Description:1 online resource (256 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Poems to Sing and the Hope for Transcendence
  • Chapter 2. Paradigms of Friendship in the Tale of Ise
  • Chapter 3. Poetic Sequences in the Kagerō Diary
  • Chapter 4. The Tale of Genji: "Two Cranes Flying Wing to Wing"
  • Chapter 5. The Uji Chapters: "Maidens of the Bridge"
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • About the Author