Ugetsu Monogatari or Tales of Moonlight and Rain : A Complete English Version of the Eighteenth-century Japanese Collection of Tales of the Supernatural Hardback
by Ueda Akinari
Part of the Routledge Revivals series
Ugetsu Monogatari, or Tales of Moonlight and Rain numbers among the best-loved Japanese classics.
These nine illustrated tales of the supernatural from eighteenth-century Osaka combine popular appeal with a high literary standard.
The author expressed his complex views on human life and society in simple yet poetic language.
Akinari questioned the prevailing moral values and standards of his age whilst entertaining his readers with mystery and other-worldly occurrences.
This is a reissue of Leon Zolbrod's definitive English translation of the work, first published in 1974.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 280 pages, Illustrations, map
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/03/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780415618779