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Memoirs of the warrior Kumagai: : a historical novel, (ebook)

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Memoirs of the warrior Kumagai: : a historical novel
Title
Memoirs of the warrior Kumagai:
Title remainder
a historical novel
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eng
Summary
Kumagai Naozane was a Japanese warrior famous for having taken the head of the young and handsome samurai Atsumori. This episode has become one of the best-known and best-loved stories in the Japanese historical classic, The Heik<U+00d4>e Story (Heike Monogatari). This book is a fictionalized version of Kumagai's own attempt to come to terms with his past that real past which is his and that other past which he hears the monks inventing as they compose the text which will eventually become The Heik<U+00d4>e Story. As the warrior remembers his past and compares it to its fictional parallel, he evokes the wonders of the city of Heiankyo (Kyoto); the wars which raised the Taira (Heike) clan to power and later reduced it to ruin at the hands of the Genji clan; the battles at the Uji River; life in the imperial court of the retired emperor Go-Shirakawa; and the celebrated final Taira battle the naval encounter at Dannoura, where the infant emperor Antoku was delivered to the depths of the sea. Among the many pleasures of this brilliantly colored chronicle is how the common humanity of this honest, hopeless man transcends his time and milieu to speak to us, here and now
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Midwest
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1924-2013
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Richie, Donald
Dewey number
813/.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Tuttle classics
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  • Electronic books
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
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Memoirs of the warrior Kumagai: : a historical novel, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781462900558
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11777231
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remote
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11777231
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MWT11777231
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Memoirs of the warrior Kumagai: : a historical novel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781462900558
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11777231
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11777231
System control number
MWT11777231
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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