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The Soil

A Portrait of Rural Life in Meiji Japan

By Nagatsuka Takashi

Translated by Ann Waswo

© 2011 – Routledge

204 pages

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About the Book

This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western readers owing to the difficulty of translating the work into English. The introduction provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Japanese drama which will assist the reader in better understanding the plays.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Soil. Translator’s Note. Glossary of Japanese Terms.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Japan

Routledge Library Editions: Japan brings together a century's worth of publishing and provides a comprehensive collection of volumes which chart the literature, history, economics, politics & sociology of this fascinating country.

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