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Pagoda Skull & Samurai (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)

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Japanese literary history usually classifies Koda Rohan as an idealist writer, and the three stories included in this anthology belong to this genre. The Five-Storied Pagoda, one of Koda's best-known works, is the moving account of a misunderstood carpenter who has been inspired to undertake the construction of a pagoda by himself. It is not merely a story of individualism, however, for the religious implications of such a task are profound.

Encounter with a Skull concerns a fortuitous meeting of two souls not necessarily ordained by karma. The multiple processes of enlightenment are perceptively depicted in this eerie tale.

The last story, The Bearded Samurai, is an historical novella whose setting is the sixteenth-century battle of Nagashino between the forces of Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu and those of Takeda Katsuyori. Here, the human side of the warrior and a realistic view of the samurai are delineated.

Such stories, in addition to the essays and notes by the translator, will prove of interest to the general reader and especially to the reader already familiar with Japanese literature.

Synopsis:

Three short stories from Rohan Koda.

Synopsis:

This volume contains three of Rohan Koda's best-known short stories, written between 1890 and 1896.

About the Author

Rohan Koda (1867-1947) a graduate of the Kyoto Imperial University, enjoyed a six-decade literary career.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804833325
Translator:
Mulhern, Chieko Irie
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Translator:
Mulhern, Chieko Irie
Author:
Irie, Chieko
Author:
Koda, Rohan
Author:
Rohan, Koda
Author:
Mulhern, Chieko Irie
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
short stories; japan; japanese; anthology; samurai; fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 11 oz

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