The Legend of Semimaru, Blind Musician of Japan Susan Matisoff

ISBN: 9780887276507

Published: June 29th 2006

Hardcover

287 pages


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The Legend of Semimaru, Blind Musician of Japan  by  Susan Matisoff

The Legend of Semimaru, Blind Musician of Japan by Susan Matisoff
June 29th 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 287 pages | ISBN: 9780887276507 | 3.14 Mb

Whether he was a blind, wandering lute player or a beggar who was once a prince, the legend of Semimaru has endured in Japan for over one thousand years. From origins in the Golden Age of classical Japan, he attracted a significant quantity ofMoreWhether he was a blind, wandering lute player or a beggar who was once a prince, the legend of Semimaru has endured in Japan for over one thousand years.

From origins in the Golden Age of classical Japan, he attracted a significant quantity of written lore up through the 13th century, and his legend inspired many of Japans greatest literary giants. Their works about Semimaru form a fascinating map of culture, class, and religion in the tumultuous last days of the Heian period.

The Legend of Semimaru is the definitive study on the subject in English. Semimaru is a recurring figure in poems, prose narratives, No drama and bunraku puppet plays- the three most important Semimaru works are included in their entirety here in English translation. Professor Susan Matisoff also explores the sociological background behind the legend and analyzes the various works in which Semimaru appears as a literary character, as well as the seven classic waka poems that have been attributed to him. English translations of all seven poems are included here.This new edition of Legend of Semimaru includes a new preface, a revised translation of the play Ausaka Madman, and a supplementary bibliography.



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