Show More A History of Japanese Literature. Vol. I: The First Thousand Years by Shuichi Kato, translated by David Chibbett.
Macmillan, 319 pp., £20, September 1979, 0 333 19882 4Show More
A History of Japanese Literature. Vol. II: The Years of Isolation by Shuichi Kato, translated by Don Sanderson.
Macmillan, 230 pp., £20, October 1983, 0 333 22088 9Show More
A History of Japanese Literature. Vol. III: The Modern Years by Shuichi Kato, translated by Don Sanderson.
Macmillan, 307 pp., £20, October 1983, 0 333 34133 3Show More
World within Walls by Donald Keene.
Secker, 624 pp., £15, January 1977, 0 436 23266 9Show More
Modern Japanese Poets and the Nature of Literature by Makoto Ueda.
Stanford, 451 pp., $28.50, September 1983, 0 8047 1166 6Show More
Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake by Edward Seidensticker.
Allen Lane, 302 pp., £16.95, September 1983, 0 7139 1597 8Show More
“... It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature. Henry James, Life of Hawthorne But, first of all, is there a history of silence? Jacques Derrida, Writing and Difference Literary history? Can there still be people who believe in it – or them: literature, history, literary history? Are not all texts on the same level, just texts? Is history not something synchronic, merely a different way of talking about language? The views implied by these rhetorical questions seem wrong to many people, myself included ...”