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126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:50, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
seeds or precursors of literary realism from outside of Europe
I just wanted to write here and possibly submit for discussion that have formulated for myself an impression that, culturally, the Japanese people, during the Heian "classic literature" period of time (794-1185) may have in fact been the true precursors of the literary current known as realism in Europe earlier than the seeds of literary realism that author Jorge Luis Borges had opined that one could find in the Scandinavian sagas, (the earliest of which date from the year 930 in Iceland, and most of which date from 1190-1320).
I am not an expert, it is just an opinion I have formulated in time, alongside the opinion that, in general, Japanese authors seem to have been capable of writing insightfully and quite realistically about social & family relationships much earlier than the Europeans were.
188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:09, 21 July 2011 (UTC)