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The Heike Story

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Kyoto in the twelfth century was a magnificent city, but crime, disorder, and lust were rampant. The people were abused by the nobility, while the armed Buddhist monks terrorized court and commoner alike. In despair, the Emperor called upon the Heike and Genji clans to quell civil disturbances. Although the clans succeeded, they quarreled over the spoils of war and plunged the country into a century of warfare.This novel describes the rise to power of Kiyomori of the Heike clan during this turbulent time. From a youth sunk in poverty, Kiyomori eventually rose to become the Emperor's Chief Councillor. Although he was a gentle, enlightened man, he left a trail of bloodshed and ruin in his wake. The strange twists of Kiyomori's fate are the core of this epic novel.The Heike Story is a modern translation of a Japanese classic. Its exotic atmosphere, narrative power, pageantry, and poetry will enthrall English readers and provide an entertaining introduction to an important source of Japanese culture.

Synopsis:

An enthralling and entertaining introduction to the exotic atmosphere, narrative power, pageantry and poetry of Kyoto in the twelfth century.

Synopsis:

The Heike Story is a modern translation of a Japanese classic. Its exotic atmosphere, narrative power, pageantry and poetry will enthrall readers and provide an entertaining introduction to an important source of Japanese culture. This new edition features a foreword by Dr. Davinder Bhowmik that introduces this celebrated author and book to modern readers.

About the Author

Although Eiji Yoshikawa (1892-1962) received little more than a primary education, in his lifetime he authored some 80 novels and over 180 short stories. Among his best-selling novels are Mushashi and Way of the Samurai. Credited with greatly elevating popular fiction, Yoshikawa was the first writer of such work to be awarded the Order of Culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804833189
Subtitle:
A Modern Translation of the Classic Tale of Love and War
Translator:
Sugimoto, Kenichi
Author:
Yoshikawa, Eiji
Author:
Uramatsu, Fuki Wooyenaka
Author:
Bhowmik, Davinder
Author:
Sugimoto, Kenichi
Author:
Uramatsu, Fuki W.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics
Publication Date:
19891215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 50 bandw images
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 22 oz

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An enthralling and entertaining introduction to the exotic atmosphere, narrative power, pageantry and poetry of Kyoto in the twelfth century.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Heike Story is a modern translation of a Japanese classic. Its exotic atmosphere, narrative power, pageantry and poetry will enthrall readers and provide an entertaining introduction to an important source of Japanese culture. This new edition features a foreword by Dr. Davinder Bhowmik that introduces this celebrated author and book to modern readers.
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