The Tales of Ise: Translated from the classical Japanese

The Tales of Ise: Translated from the classical Japanese

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Revered as one of the great literary classics of Japan, The Tales of Ise is an anonymous tenth–century collection of Japanese poems and prose.

First published in 1608 as Ise–monogatori, the work is a product of court life in which the romantic assignations, intrigues, and social standards of aristocratic society in ancient Japan are vividly revealed. Each of the 125 episodes in the book consists of a story plus poetry in the uta form (five lines totaling thirty–one… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (January 08, 2013)

Collection: Tuttle Classics

Format: EPUB

Page count: 248 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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