Chris freute sich schon seit langem auf das Festivalwochenende mit seiner besten Freundin Kate. Diese hatte jedoch ihren großen, gut gebauten Bruder Aaron eingeladen, sie beide zu begleiten – Chris fühlte sich ein wenig übergangen. Aber irgendetwas an Aaron lässt Chris immer wieder unentspannt werden. Er selbst kann dieses…
First published in 1871, Tales of Old Japan has withstood the test of time and taken its place as one of the classic volumes of Japanese literature.
The book presents a broad cross section of Japanese prose-historical tales like the famous story of the Fortyseven Ronin; nonfiction reporting on marriage, funerals and the author's gory eyewitness account of harakiri; fairy tales and stories of superstition featuring vampire cats and magic foxes; even three sermons written by a priest belonging to the Shingaku sect, which professes to combine Buddhist, Confucian and Shinto teachings. The books thirtythree chapters cover practically every sector of Japanese life. Thirtyone reproductions of woodblock prints illustrate the various tales and essays.
Author Robert Louis Stevenson cited Tales of Old Japan in his essay "Books Which Have Influenced Me." Over a hundred years have passed since Stevenson justly praised A.B. Mitford's book, but his work remains an important and fascinating sourcebook on Japan and the Japanese.
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