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Data premiery: 2007-10-01
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    Japanese Fairy World: Stories From The Wonder-Lore Of Japan - 1830 - PREFACE - The thirty-four stories included withill this volume do not illustrate the bloody, revengeful or licentious elements, with which Japanese pol nlar, and jlivenile literature is saturated. These have been carefully avoiclecl. It is also rather with a view to the artistic, than to the literary. roductosf the imagination of Japan, that the selection has been made. From my first a, cqrtaintance, twelve years ago, with Japanese youth, I be came an eager listener to their folk lore and fireside stories. When later, dnrinp a residence of nearly fonr years among the l eolrle, m y eyes were opened to behold the nondrolls fertility of in-ention, the wealth of literary, historic ancl classic allnsioii, of 1 n1m, yth and ricldlc, of heroic. wonder, . and legelldary lore in Japanese art. T at once set myself to fincl the sonrce of the idens exgresse 1 ill ironze and 1 orcelain, on l acqnered cnlrinets fans, aild even crape paper napkins and tidies. S rnet irne 1 s discovered the originals of the artists fa, ncy in i ook s, o nletinles only in the months of the people ancl profcsriollal story-te, lle, rs. Some of these stories I first road on the tlnttoecl limhs ancl hoclies of tllc native footrunners, otl ers I first snnr ill floa-er-txl lcal s i t the street flol-d shows of Tokio. TTTithin this hook the reader villfi ncl tt anslations, condel sationso f jvhole boolts, of i ite-rni inIbmloem ailuesa, nd a ferr sketclres by the antlror eiuboclying Jnpnlrese ideas, beliefs and sl lerstitiolis. T have take11 110 more liberty, I tl iilk, with the ilntive oi igil altsh, n l l tnodei-11s tory-teller of aokio would himself take, weIat Ire talkiilg in all A llerican p n-lor, iilstend of at his bn nboo-cnrtainecl stand ill Y iiingi Ctro. TVillolv Street, in the mikados capital. Some of the stories Iiare ppe rt-ed in Elrglish before, bnt rnost of tllelll are l t i lte flo r tlhe first time. l few reappear froin T I L A d epel derst a nd other e io licals. The ill ntrntion usl cl corer-st, nln t ho, ugh engraved ill Sew Yol-l by Jlr. IIeilt-y MT. Troy, were, with one exception, d i - a es pielc ially for this TVOI., b y my 31-tist-frienc, Oza l-aN n kokouf5 Tokio. The pit trlre of y i-i-lrat hea, A . clrer, was male for me by one of mv stude rtsi r T okio. o p i I r th xt these irarrnless stories that 1rn1-e tickled the itnayliintio r of . Jnpn ic c childi en dnl-ing untold ge lerntioi si, n ay nrnnsc the big and little folks of L-li lericnt., h e writ er i rv t i e s his eaclersi, i the lanq11nge of the native host ns he points to the chopsticks 111d spreacl table, 0 a, qtrri nasai. FIT E. G. S r r r o N r . . IT ., S . c . l bt. 28th. 1880. CONTENTS. I. The Neeting of the Star Lovers. 11. The Trarels of Fwo Frogs. 111. The Child of the lhllnder. IV. The Tongue-cut Sr, trro. V. The Fire-flys Lovers. 1-1. The Battle of the Ape and the Crab. JTII. The JT70n lel. ful Tea-Kettle. TTIII. Pe, zc. h-Prince ancl the T1. ensure Islancl. IS. The Fos aid the Badger. X. Tlre Seven Patrons of 11nl piness. XI. Daikok i and the Oni. S I I . Beilkei ancl the Bell. SIII. Little Silvers Dre lln of the Yl oji. Y SIV. Tlrc Teilgrls, or the Elves wit11 TAon q Noses. SV. Iiiiltnro, the JITilc Baby. X I. Jirniyn, or the Dlngic Frog. XVII. IIow the Jelly-Fish Lost its Shell. XTTIII. Lol- 1 Cnttle-Fish Gives i Coi ce, . t. SIX. Torimas3the Br tve rlrchel.. SX. IT ttnna, lr e c l t t o f the Onis ilr ll. S S I . Tl-nt tn 4l, c I llls tllcl i. tin Sl-, iilcl.. CONTENTS. SXII...

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    Tytuł: Japanese Fairy World - Stories from the Wonder-Lore of Japan
    Autor:
    Wydawca: Adlard Coles Nautical Books
    Data premiery: 2007-10-01
    Język wydania: english
    Ilość stron: 336
    Wymiary: 27 x 216 x 139