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Literature Anthologies

 
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Anthology of Japanese Literature: From Earliest Era to Mid-19th Century  
Donald Keene, ed. Grove Press, 1955  
Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911  
Donald Keene, ed. Grove Press, 1955  
Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From Restoration to Occupation, 1868-1945, The  
J. Thomas Rimer Columbia University Press, 2007  
Van C. Gessel, eds.  
Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From 1945 to the Present, The  
J. Thomas Rimer Columbia University Press, 2007  
Van C. Gessel, eds.  
Contemporary Japanese Literature: An Anthology of Fiction, Film, and other Writing Since 1945.  
Howard Hibbett, ed. Cheng & Tsui, 2005  
Kokin Wakashu: The First Imperial Anthology of Japanese Poetry  
Helen C. McCullough, ed. Stanford U. Press, 1985  
Modern Japanese Literature: From 1868 to the Present Day  
Donald Keene, ed. Grove Press, 1994  
Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology: Beginnings to 1600  
Haruo Shirane, ed. Columbia University Press, 2007  


Classics and Modern Literature

Tale of Genji, The EH
Royall Tyler, trans. Penguin, 2003  
Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, The EH
Ivan Morris, trans. Columbia U. Press, 1991  
Japanese Tales EH
Royall Tyler, trans. Pantheon, 1987  


Students at the 9-12 level might also read titles of Japan’s modern writers, such as:


Background on several of these writers can be found on the Japan Society website for educators:

 
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