textformat=02> This popular collection consists of a variety of primary sources, all grouped around central themes in American history since 1865. Each chapter in this book focuses on a particular problem in American history since 1865, such as American involvement in the Vietnam War, pr
Discussing such topics as rape and the ethics of interviewing children, and using the Oklahoma City bombing as a case study, the book relates journalistic practices to the rapidly expanding body of literature on trauma. Covering Violence is the first comprehensive guide for students and working journalists on how to deal with victims and their families with sensitivity and respect, including where the reporter can go safely and legally, how to obtain the most useful information, and how to understand and respect the needs and actions of emergency workers and public-safety agencies.
A central feature of traditional Japanese poetry is the use of utamakura, a category of poetic words, to cultivate allusion and intertextuality between individual poems. This text analyzes a wide selection of poems to show how utamakura came to wield special powers within Japanese poetry.
Donald Keene employs his prodigious wealth of knowledge, critical insight, and narrative aplomb to guide readers through the first nine hundred years of Japanese literature -- a period that not only defined the unique properties of Japanese prosody and prose but also produced some of its greatest works. Covering courtly fiction, Buddhist writings, war tales, diaries, poems, and more, Seeds in the Heart explores a vast and variegated treasury of writings. Detailed textual examinations of classic texts -- from the Kojiki to The Tale of Genji, from The Pillow Book of Sei Shônagon to Zeami's Nô plays -- allow students, lay readers, and scholars a new understanding and enjoyment of this great literature.
The Hyakunin Isshu, or One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each collection, is a sequence of one hundred Japanese poems in the tanka form, selected by the famous poet and scholar Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) and arranged, in part, to represent the history of Japanese poetry from the seventh century down to Teika's own day. The anthology is, without doubt, the most popular and widely known collection of poetry in Japan - a distinction it has maintained for hundreds of years. In this study, Joshua Mostow challenges the idea of a final or authoritative reading of the Hyakunin Isshu and presents a refreshing, persuasive case for a reception history of this seminal work. In addition to providing a new t...