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Author Shirane, Haruo, 1951-
Title Japan and the culture of the four seasons : nature, literature, and the arts / Haruo Shirane.
Published New York : Columbia University Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  PL721.S4 S55 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxi, 311 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-258) and indexes.
Contents Introduction : Secondary nature, climate, and landscape -- Poetic topics and the making of the four seasons -- Visual culture, classical poetry, and linked verse -- Interiorization, flowers, and social ritual -- Rural landscape, social difference, and conflict -- Trans-seasonality, talismans, and landscape -- Annual observances, famous places, and entertainment -- Seasonal pyramid, parody, and botany -- Conclusion : History, genre, and social community -- Appendix : Seasonal topics in key texts.
Subject Japanese literature -- History and criticism.
Seasons in literature.
Arts and society -- Japan.
Philosophy of nature in literature.
Seasons in art.
Nature in art.
Japan -- Civilization.
ISBN 0231152809 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231152808 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231526524 (e-book)
0231526520 (e-book)
OCLC number 693812400