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Japan and the culture of the four seasons nature, literature, and the arts by Haruo Shirane

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Seasons in literature,
  • Civilization,
  • Japanese literature,
  • Seasons in art,
  • History and criticism,
  • Philosophy of nature in literature,
  • Arts and society

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementHaruo Shirane
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPL721.S4 S55 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25025386M
ISBN 109780231152808, 9780231526524
LC Control Number2011033921

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