Ancient Tales in Modern Japan: An Anthology of Japanese Folk Tales.

Fanny H. Mayer

Indiana University Press, 1985.

Ancient Tales in Modern Japan: An Anthology of Japanese Folk Tales
Selected and Translated by Fanny Hagin Mayer (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985), 360 pages.

Contents

PART ONE: Folk Tales in Complete Form

  1. Propitious Births
  2. The Lives of Unusual Children
  3. Unpromising Marriages That Became Happy
  4. Stepchildren Stories
  5. Brothers Not Alike
  6. Finding Treasures
  7. Overcoming Evils
  8. Help from Animals
  9. The Power of Words
  10. Cleverness at Work
  11. PART TWO: Derived Tales

  12. Stories about Destiny
  13. Ghost Stories
  14. Humorous Stories: Exaggerations
  15. Humorous Stories: Profitless Imitation
  16. Humorous Stories: Tales of Foolish Villages
  17. Tales about Birds, Beasts, Plants, and Trees
  18. Miscellaneous Stories between Folk Tales and Legends
  19. The Fascination of Folk Tales

    Notes to the Stories
    Glossary
    Cross Reference Table
    Bibliography of Sources

    Alphabetical List of Titles
    General Index

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