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Pagoda, Skull and Samurai, (ebook)

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Pagoda, Skull and Samurai
Title
Pagoda, Skull and Samurai
Title variation
Five-storied Pagoda (Gojåu no tåo) ; Encounter with a skull (Tai dokuro) ; The Bearded Samurai (Higeotoko)
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eng
Summary
This collection of Japanese literature features the works of noted Japanese novelist Koda Rohan. 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
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Midwest
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1867-1947
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Kåoda, Rohan
Dewey number
895.6/34
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mulhern, Chieko Irie
  • hoopla digital
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  • Samurai
  • Pagodas
  • Electronic books
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Pagoda, Skull and Samurai, (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
9781462903245
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11779577
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remote
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11779577
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MWT11779577
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Pagoda, Skull and Samurai, (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
9781462903245
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11779577
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779577
System control number
MWT11779577
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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