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Harvard East Asian Monographs 427

Flowering Tales

Women Exorcising History in Heian Japan

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HARDCOVER

$65.00 • £52.95 • €58.50

ISBN 9780674244405

Publication Date: 01/07/2020

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324 pages

6 x 9 inches

5 photos, 16 illus.

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Careful and insightful…we finally have a guidebook for navigating—and even appreciating—Akazome Emon’s impressive dedication to recording and structuring the world around her… Through meticulous readings and evocative imagery, Flowering Tales brings Emon’s world alive, and in revealing Eiga to be much more than the verbose musings of an undisciplined author, Watanabe enriches and complicates our understanding of Heian writings.—Erin L. Brightwell, Journal of Japanese Studies

Superb… This study radiates an intense commitment to understanding Eiga on its own terms while at the same time striving to communicate its particular genius to an audience of a very different place and time… [O]ne can say that Watanabe has succeeded brilliantly in creating an empathetic study of an ‘affective history.’—Sonja Arntzen, Monumenta Nipponica

Superbly written, studded with thought-provoking analogies to contemporary social phenomena, this work illuminates Eiga as an original genre of ‘affective history.’Choice

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