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Formless in Form: Kenko, 'Tsurezuregusa,' and the Rhetoric of Japanese Fragmentary Prose

Formless in Form: Kenko, 'Tsurezuregusa,' and the Rhetoric of Japanese Fragmentary Prose

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Formless in Form: Kenko, 'Tsurezuregusa,' and the Rhetoric of Japanese Fragmentary Prose

by Chance, Linda H

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0804730016
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9780804730013
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Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997. Study of this medieval Japanese classic of brief 'essays' on various subjects; the author argues that Kenko's text is not an early example of 'zuihitsu' or informal essay, but rather "a deliberate, controlled effort by Kenko to force the reader to confront the impermanent and contingent nature of existence through experiencing the text." Hardcover in jacket, as pictured; first edition (first printing). Light wear to book; hint of fading to jacket spine; near fine, unmarked. Text clean; xxii, [2], 343 pages + 'colophon'; index, character list, lengthy bibliography, notes. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
v0368
Title
Formless in Form: Kenko, 'Tsurezuregusa,' and the Rhetoric of Japanese Fragmentary Prose
Author
Chance, Linda H
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN 10
0804730016
ISBN 13
9780804730013
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Place of Publication
Stanford
Date Published
1997
Size
Octavo
Keywords
Literary Criticism, Japanese Literature, Medieval Japan, Essays, Philosophy, BIBLIO-LIVE-2

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