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By H. Jay Harris

Author note: Translated through H. Jay Harris

Revered as one of many nice literary classics of Japan,The stories of Ise is an nameless tenth-century selection of eastern poems and prose. First released in 1608 as Ise-monogatori, the paintings is a made of court docket lifestyles within which the romantic assignations, intrigues, and social criteria of aristocratic society in historic Japan are vividly revealed.

Each of the one hundred twenty five episodes within the e-book includes a narrative plus poetry within the uta form(five traces totaling thirty-one syllables) following the lifetime of a anonymous hero, who embodies the social beliefs of the period, from his "coming of age" to his death.

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The telephone rang. It was an unusual hour for their telephone to ring. His left slipper had come off and he groped for it with his heel and toe as he stood in the middle of the room, and childishly, toothlessly, gaped at his wife. Having more English than he did, it was she who attended to calls. “Can I speak to Charlie,” said a girl’s dull little voice. “What number you want? No. ” The receiver was gently cradled. Her hand went to her old tired heart. “It frightened me,” she said. He smiled a quick smile and immediately resumed his excited monologue.

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