Ancient Tales And Folk-Lore Of Japan by Richard Gordon Smith

Ancient Tales And Folk-Lore Of Japan

byRichard Gordon Smith

Kobo ebook | December 13, 2016

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Ancient Tales And Folk-Lore Of Japan
by Richard Gordon Smith

This is a memorable collection of historical legends and folktales from Japan. Nearly all of them are set in a well-defined time and place, instead of 'once upon a time.' Themes include ghosts; unrequited love across social boundaries; Shinto landscape, tree and ocean spirits; and tales driven by Bushido and Buddhist ethics. Not a few of these yarns end up with someone committing Seppuku.

Richard Smith does not try to dress up the language or narrative for westerners, or sentimentalize the stories. Instead, he tells each story very literally, even when they include supernatural elements. The result is an anthology of Japanese 'magical realist' tales which contemporary readers will find appealing.

Title:Ancient Tales And Folk-Lore Of JapanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 13, 2016Publisher:Bhoomi Digital Apps.Language:English

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