Tales of Old Japan

Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai
Author: A. B. Mitford
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120260
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Grisly accounts of revenge and knightly exploits, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, tales of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four Noh plays. 38 illustrations.

Das alte Japan

Sagen, Mythen, Märchen, Bräuche
Author: Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford Redesdale,Kim Landgraf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866471436
Page: 558
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Japanese Legends and Folklore

Samurai Tales, Ghost Stories, Legends, Fairy Tales, Myths and Historical Accounts
Author: A. B. Mitford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9784805315019
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 320
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Japanese Legends and Folklore invites English speakers into the intriguing world of Japanese folktales, ghost stories and historical eyewitness accounts. With a fascinating selection of stories about Japanese culture and history, A.B. Mitford--who lived and worked in Japan as a British diplomat--presents a broad cross section of tales from many Japanese sources. Discover more about practically every aspect of Japanese life--from myths and legends to society and religion. This book features 30 fascinating Japanese stories, including: The Forty-Seven Ronin--the famous, epic tale of a loyal band of Samurai warriors who pay the ultimate price for avenging the honor of their fallen master. The Tongue-Cut Sparrow--a good-hearted old man is richly rewarded when he begs forgiveness from a sparrow who is injured by his spiteful, greedy wife. The Adventures of Little Peach Boy--a tale familiar to generations of Japanese children, a small boy born from a peach is adopted by a kindly childless couple. Japanese Sermons--a selection of sermons written by a priest belonging to the Shingaku sect, which combines Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian teachings. An Account of Hara-Kiri--Mitford's dramatic first person account of a ritual Samurai suicide, the first time it had been reported in English. Thirty-one reproductions of woodblock prints bring the classic tales and essays to life. These influential stories helped shape the West's understanding of Japanese culture. A new foreword by Professor Michael Dylan Foster sheds light on the book's importance as a groundbreaking work of Japanese folklore, literature and history.

Folk Heroes and Heroines around the World, 2nd Edition

Author: Graham Seal,Kim Kennedy White
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838615
Category: Social Science
Page: 411
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This comprehensive collection of folk hero tales builds on the success of the first edition by providing readers with expanded contextual information on story characters from the Americas to Zanzibar. • Supplies entries on folk tale characters worldwide that identify related heroes and heroines and provide additional contextual information • Features a geographical organization that enables readers to research a specific region's folk characters • Provides an alphabetical index as well as an index of heroic character types to facilitate cross-cultural and historical comparisons • Includes sidebars with passages from the folk tales, popular culture, and other items of interest

American Negro Folktales

Author: Richard M. Dorson
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486796809
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 384
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Rich anthology of African-American folklore offers scores of humorous and harrowing stories. Collected during the mid-20th century, the tales tell of talking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints.

The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades

Extracted and Translated from the Chronicle of Ibn Al-Qalanisi
Author: H. A. R. Gibb
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486143406
Category: History
Page: 368
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Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097–1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life during wartime.

History of the Civil War, 1861-1865

Author: James Ford Rhodes
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486137783
Category: History
Page: 528
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1917 Pulitzer Prize–winner is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding studies — and first unbiased history — of the Civil War. "...very attractive volume." — American Historical Review. Notes. 2 maps. Introduction.

Nordic Gods and Heroes

Author: Padraic Colum
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486119351
Category: Social Science
Page: 292
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Simple, dramatic tales of gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard: exploits of Odin and Thor, winning of Brynhild, twilight of the gods, more. Over 40 illustrations.

Human Nature and Conduct

Author: John Dewey
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486143449
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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Influential work by the great educator/philosopher maintains that the key to social psychology lies in an understanding of the many varieties of habit; individual mental activity is guided by subordinate factors of impulse and intelligence.

Japanische Geistergeschichten

übersetzt von Gustav Meyrink
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783958014305
Page: 200
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Ratselhafte Samurai, ein blutsaugender Frosch und die ewige Wachterin im Wolfspelz: Lafcadio Hearn ladt zum Gruseln ein in 16 Geschichten vor den faszinierendsten Kulissen Japans. Herausgegeben und ubertragen wurden die Geschichten von Gustav Meyrink, u. a. bekannt durch seine Werke Der Golem" oder Das grune Gesicht." Hast du jemals die Treppe irgendeines alten Turmes erklommen, die sich in der Dunkelheit emporwindet, und kennst du das Gefuhl das einen da beschleicht, mitten im Herzen tiefer Finsternis, am spinnwebdunnen Rande des Nichts ...?""

MYTHS & LEGENDS OF JAPAN - over 200 Myths, Legends and Tales from Ancient Nippon

Author: Anon E. Mouse
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 8828306122
Category: Fiction
Page: 669
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In Seas and Lands, Sir Edwin Arnold gave us the impression that Japan was a real fairyland in the Far East. And he was correct. Herein you will find over 200 magical myths, legends, tales and fables of Japanese deities from the time before the world was brought into being. F. Hadland Davis has categorised these stories, tales and fables into 31 chapters. These are accompanied by 32 glorious full-page colour plates by Evelyn Paul, quite unlike any others we have seen in children’s illustrated books. Herein are stories like: * Ama-Terasu And Susa-No-O, * The Divine Messengers, * Yorimasa, * The Goblin Of Oyeyama, * The Triumph Of Momotaro, * "My Lord Bag Of Rice", * The Coming Of The Lady Kaguya, * The Legend Of The Golden Lotus, * How Tokutaro Was Deluded By Foxes, * The Significance Of Jizō, * The Treasure Ship, * Sentaro's Visit To The Land Of Perpetual Youth, * A Woman And The Bell Of Miidera, * The Snow-Bride; and, oh, so many more exquisite tales like these. Ama-terasu is the central figure in Japanese mythology, for it is from the Sun Goddess that the Mikados are descended, and it is here where this volume starts. Early heroes and warriors are always regarded as minor divinities, and the very nature of Shintōism, associated with ancestor worship, has enriched those of Japan with many a fascinating legend. The Chinese called Japan Jih-pén, "the place the sun comes from," because the archipelago was situated on the east of their own kingdom, and our words Japan and Nippon are corruptions of Jih-pén. Marco Polo called the country Zipangu, and one ancient name describes it as "The-Luxuriant-Reed-Plains-the-land-of-Fresh-Rice-Ears-of-a-Thousand-Autumns-of-Long-Five-Hundred-Autumns." We are not surprised to find that such a very lengthy and descriptive title is not used by the Japanese to-day; but it is of interest to know that the old word for Japan, Yamato, is still frequently employed. Yamato Damashii signifying "The Spirit of Unconquerable Japan." Then, again, we still hear Japan referred to as The Island of the Dragon-fly. We are told in the old Japanese Chronicles that the Emperor, in 630 B.C., ascended a hill called Waki Kamu no Hatsuma, from which he was able to view the land on all sides. He was much impressed by the beauty of the country, and said that it resembled "a dragon-fly licking its hinder parts," and the Island received the name of Akitsu-Shima which translates as "Island of the Dragon-fly" - and so it has remained for millennia. To-day we hear a good deal about the New Japan, and we are too prone to forget the significance of the Old upon which modern Japan has been founded. This volume will give you an insight as to why modern Japan is like it is. So, we invite you to download and curl up with this unique sliver of Eastern culture not seen in print for over a century; and immerse yourself in the tales and fables of yesteryear for we are certain that once picked up, you won’t be able to put it down. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. ---------------------------- KEYWORDS/TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, children’s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, fables, Old world, japan, oriental, east, Japanese deities, Period Of The Gods, Izanagi, Izanami, Ama-Terasu, Susa-No-O, Serpent, Grandchild, Palace, Sea God, Hoderi, Hoori, Heroes, Warriors, Yorimasa, Benkei, Taira, Yoshitsune, Oyeyama, Raiko, Prince Yamato Take, Sacrifice, Ototachibana, Adventures, Momotaro, Triumph, Lord, Bag Of Rice, Bamboo-Cutter, Moon-Maiden, Lady Kaguya, Begging-Bowl, Lord Buddha, Jewel, Mount Horai, Flameproof, Fur Robe, Dragon's Head, Royal Hunt, Celestial, Robe of Feathers, Buddha, Golden Lotus, Crystal Of Buddha, Fox, Inari,

Experiencing the World's Religions

Tradition, Challenge, and Change
Author: Michael Molloy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Category: Philosophy
Page: 576
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Experiencing the World's Religions provides a clear and compelling account of religion as a diverse, lived experience by peoples around the world. Global in its coverage, the text conveys the vitality and richness of the world's religions as a living cultural wellspring that not only concerns systems of belief but how those beliefs are expressed in ceremonies, food, clothing, art, architecture, pilgrimage, scripture, and music. The text demonstrates why an understanding of the world's religions enriches our lives. In an engaging narrative emphasizing the experience of religion, the text takes students on a personal voyage through doctrines, history, the religiously inspired arts, ceremonies, and everyday expressions of belief and combines these with powerful photographs from around the globe. The text goes beyond traditional approaches to personally connect students with the vitality of the great religions and how they reach into the lives of individuals and the culture at large. This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated in both content and illustration, to address recent world events and political changes, and provide additional insight into current theory and practice.

All About Japan - Japanese Fairy Tales Bushido, the Soul of Japan The Book of Tea Tales of Old Japan The Religion of the Samurai Japanese Fairy World In Ghostly Japan

Author: Yei Theodora Ozaki ,Inazo Nitobe,Kakuzo Okakura,Baron Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford Redesdale,Kaiten Nukariya,Grace James,William Elliot Griffis,Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher: AEB Publishing
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation. Contents Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki (1908) Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe (1900) The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura (1906) Tales of Old Japan by Baron Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford Redesdale (1910) The Religion of the Samurai by Kaiten Nukariya (1913) Japanese Fairy Tales by Grace James (1923) Japanese Fairy World by William Elliot Griffis (1887) In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn (1899) Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki (1908) These stories are not literal translations, and though the Japanese story and all quaint Japanese expressions have been faithfully preserved, they have been told more with the view to interest young readers of the West than the technical student of folk-lore. Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe (1900) An Exposition of Japanese Thought. Japanese Fairy Tales by Grace James (1923) Contains stories like The Flute, Green Willow and many more. Japanese Fairy World by William Elliot Griffis (1887) The thirty-four stories included within this volume do not illustrate the bloody, revengeful or licentious elements, with which Japanese popular, and juvenile literature is saturated. These have been carefully avoided. It is also rather with a view to the artistic, than to the literary, products of the imagination of Japan, that the selection has been made.

Die amerikanische Nacht

Author: Marisha Pessl
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104017468
Category: Fiction
Page: 800
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Ein überwältigender New York-Roman Tief unten im Schacht liegt Ashley – sie ist tot – erst 24 Jahre alt - eine Leiche in einer verlassenen Lagerhalle Manhattans. Ein Unfall? Oder Selbstmord? Und was hat Cordova, der übermächtige Vater und besessene Filmemacher mit ihrem Tod zu tun? Der Schlüssel zum Geheimnis liegt in seinen magischen Filmen, die nach und nach zu einer Wirklichkeit werden, aus der es kein Entkommen gibt. Gnadenlos, packend und zuweilen verstörend ergründet Marisha Pessl die dunklen Seiten des Lebens. »Die amerikanische Nacht« ist ein literarisches MEISTERWERK.

Lafcadio Hearn's "The Faceless Ghost" and Other Macabre Tales from Japan

A Graphic Novel
Author: Sean Michael Wilson
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 0834830485
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 144
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Over one hundred years ago, the writer and Japanophile Lafcadio Hearn gathered together a selection of kaidan, traditional Japanese ghost, myth, and mystery stories, and published them in English in over a dozen books. The kaidan feature vengeful ghosts and bewitching spirits that mete out karmic justice in eerie and sometimes horrifying ways. Some of the tales were Japanese versions of older Chinese tales of divination; others were influenced by Shinto and Buddhism, including a Buddhist-influenced mystery storytelling game popular in the Edo era (1603–1868). In contemporary culture, these stories have found new expression mostly in movies and manga. In this graphic novel, acclaimed manga creator Sean Michael Wilson and illustrator Michiru Morikawa present six of these classic, supernatural stories.

Ancient tales in modern Japan

an anthology of Japanese folk tales
Author: Fanny Hagin Mayer
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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Ancient Tales in Modern Japan makes available for the first time in English a unique collection of Japanese folk tales. More than half of these tales have never before been translated. Fanny Hagin Mayer, a pioneer Western scholar in the field of Japanese folklore, has selected 347 folk tales from the standard Japanese reference work, the Meii. Ninety early collectors from throughout Japan, among them key figures such as Sasaki Kizen and Iwakura Ichiro, furnished tales for this selection. This remarkable anthology presents a vivid picture of centuries of Japanese folk culture. Ancient Tales in Modern Japan is an essential work for students of folklore and Japanese culture.

Japanische Märchen und Sagen (Märchen der Welt)

Author: David Brauns
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849603318
Page: 310
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Erleben Sie die schönsten Märchen und Sagen aus aller Welt in dieser einzigartigen Serie "Märchen der Welt". Von den Ländern Europas über die Kontinente bis zu vergangenen Kulturen und noch heute existierenden Völkern: "Märchen der Welt" bietet Ihnen stundenlange Abwechslung und immer neuen Lesestoff. Jede Ausgabe bietet neben den Märchen oder Sagen eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors oder eine Abhandlung zur Geschichte der Märchen und Sagen. Ein Auszug aus dem Inhaltsverzeichnis dieses Buches: Märchen Fabeln Göttersagen Heldensagen Geschichtliche Sagen Legenden Lokalsagen Gespenstersagen und Verwandtes

Die Legende von Sleepy Hollow

Neu übersetzte Ausgabe
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3842345550
Category: Fiction
Page: 69
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Irvings Geschichte vom kopflosen Reitergespenst, die er 1820 veröffentlichte, gehört in den Vereinigten Staaten zu den bekanntesten literarischen Stoffen. Wer sich für die US-amerikanische Kultur interessiert und gleichzeitig eine vergnügliche Lektüre sucht, kommt an "Sleepy Hollow"nicht vorbei. Der Verdienst, diese Geschichte auch deutschen Lesern erschlossen zu haben, gebührt zweifellos Adolf Strodtmann, der diese und weitere englischsprachigen Erzählungen im 19. Jahrhundert übersetzt hat. Allerdings ist diese Übertragung für heutige Leser streckenweise kaum noch verständlich, was die Freude, sich mit der Geschichte zu beschäftigen, deutlich trübt. Dieser Band enthält daher eine aktuelle Übersetzung, die exklusiv für ofd edition erstellt wurde.