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This comprehensive guide... includes in-depth explanations, exercises and literary excerpts useful to beginners as well as advanced speakers.(Columbia College Today)
A significant contribution to the field of premodern Japanese language and literary studies.(Stephen D. Miller Monumenta Nipponica)
Haruo Shirane is Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He is the author of The Bridge of Dreams: A Poetics of The Tale of Genji and Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho; and an editor of Inventing the Classics: Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese Literature and Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900.
This book has been invaluable to me as I've been working on a translation project of texts that, despite being from the early 20th century, use many classical constructions. Read morePublished 4 months ago by N. J. Williams
This is a wonderful organization of grammatical points for reference ... but an awful book to learn from if you don't have some course to go with it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nathaniel Michon