The budding tree : six stories of love in Edo
||Ian McCullough MacDonald
||Dalkey Archive Press
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||Japanese title: Koiwasuregusa. Contents: Love's chill wind, Eight-tenths a man, No time for tears, Innocent in love, Forget-me-not, The budding tree.
||In the latter half of the Edo period, the warrior caste was finding itself pushed out of the top echelons of Japanese society & repeated famines swept the countryside. Against this backdrop, a small number of women built themselves independent lives. The stories in this book recount the conditions in which these women lived.
||Aiko Kitahara, Translations into English
Women, Social conditions, Fiction