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吉川英治 1892-1962

Overview
Works: 1,729 works in 3,347 publications in 14 languages and 8,153 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Historical fiction  Historical films  Samurai films  Epic films  Film adaptations  Swashbuckler films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PL842.O75, 895.634
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Most widely held works by 吉川英治
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

69 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic novel of the Samauri era in Japan. First published in serial format, this novel is often called the Gone with the wind of Japan. Miyomoto Musashi was an actual historical person, but through this novel he has become part of Japan's living folklore
The Heiké story by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

42 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the medieval Japanese novel Heike monogatari
Taiko : an epic novel of war and glory in feudal Japan by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy. Warrior-monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch. Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga, whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him. At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all, Hideyoshi, who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko - absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor's name. When Nobunaga emerges from obscurity by destroying an army ten times the size of his own, he allies himself with Ieyasu, whose province is weak but whose canniness and loyalty make him invaluable. Yet it is the scrawny, monkey-faced Hideyoshi - brash, impulsive, and utterly fearless - who becomes the unlikely savior of this ravaged land. Born the son of a farmer, he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits, turning doubters into loyal servants, rivals into faithful friends, and enemies into allies. In all this he uses a piercing insight into human nature that unlocks castle gates, opens men's minds, and captures women's hearts. For Hideyoshi's passions are not limited to war and intrigue - his faithful wife, Nene, holds his love dear, even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu, sister of Hideyoshi's chief strategist, falls prey to his desires; and the seductive Chacha, whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father's castle, tempts his weakness. As recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the black-toothed Yoshimoto; of the pathetic downfall of the House of Takeda; how the scorned Mitsuhide betrayed his master; how once impregnable ramparts fell as their defenders died gloriously. Most of all, though, Taiko is the story of how one man transformed a nation through the force of his will and the depths of his humanity. Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence, acts of treachery and self-sacrifice, tenderness and savagery, Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Japan
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in Japanese and French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twelfth century Japan, the Fujiyawa clan confronts the problems of famine, riots, and the growing power of the Samurai
La pierre et le sabre by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couv. indique : La pierre et le sabre Dans le Japon du XVIIe siècle, Takezo, jeune homme fougueux, n'aspire qu'à se battre. Recherché dans tout le pays, il est recueilli par un moine et n'a bientôt plus qu'un but : tendre à la perfection grâce aux arts martiaux. Son sabre sera désormais serviteur du bien. Il ira de combats en conquêtes à la recherche de la sagesse, épaulé par le chant de sa tendre Otsu
La parfaite lumière : roman by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cape et l'épée du roman historique sont ici remplacées par les armes du samourai, puisque ce gros récit picaresque, paru entre 1935 et 1939 en feuilleton, a conquis les lecteurs japonais. Il s'agit d'une série d'aventures à la Dumas dans le cadre du 17e siècle qui, à l'instar du fameux ##Shogun##, mais en plus authentique, tissent une vaste fresque du Japon de cette époque
Kuroda Josui by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

22 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Chronique des Heiké by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Par l'auteur de ##La pierre et le sabre##, une chronique tirée d'une authentique chanson de geste japonaise du 12e siècle
Yoshikawa Eiji shū by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

19 editions published between 1928 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue( Book )

25 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Real-life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time. The quintessential warrior philosopher, Musashi authored 'A book of five rings, ' a theoretical guide to military strategy still used today. But the path to enlightement in feudal era Japan was fraught with peril. At seventeen years of age, Musashi-- still known by his childhood name, Shinmen Takezō-- was a wild young brute just setting out along the way of the sword. In the aftermath of the epic Battle of Sekigahara, Takezō finds himself a fugitive survivor on the losing side of the war. Takezō's vicious nature has made him an outcast even in his own village, and he is hunted down like an animal. At this crucial crossroads in Takezō's life, an eccentric monk and a childhood friend are the only ones who can help him find his way"--Cover flap
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heiké story : a modern translation of the classic Japanese tale of love and war by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the sword by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Japanese by Charles E Terry
Thạch kié̂m by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

in Vietnamese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taiko : Roman by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het levensverhaal van Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598), de zoon van een Japanse samoerai van lage rang, die na de nodige strijd degene wordt die als Taiko uit naam van de keizer het land regeert
Miyamoto Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sangokushi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the samurai by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Japanese by Charles C. Terry
Gong ben wu zang by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

28 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miyamoto Musashi = Samurai I by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mifune stars as Musashi Miyamoto, the famous Japanese Samurai warrior of the 17th century, as he goes off to war and is redeemed by a village girl and a Buddhist priest
 
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Musashi
Alternative Names
Eidži Jošikawa

Eiji, Yoshikawa

Eiji Yoshikawa 1892-1962

Eiji Yoshikawa écrivain japonais

Eiji Yoshikawa Japanese novelist

Eiji Yoshikawa Japans romanschrijver (1892-1962)

Eiji Yoshikawa novel·lista japonès

Eiji Yoshikawa novelista japonés

Eiji Yoshikawa scrittore giapponese

Jošikava Eiđi

Josikava Eidzsi

Jošikawa Eidži

Jošikawa, Eidži 1892-1962

Josjikawa, Eiji

Josjikawa, Eiji 1892-1962

Yoshikawa, Eiji

Yoshikawa, Eiji 1892-1962

Yoshikawa Eiji japanischer Schriftsteller

Yoshikawa, Hidetsugu

Yoshikawa, Hidetsugu 1892-1962

Yoshikawa, Kijirō.

Yoshikawa, Kijirō 1892-1962

Yosikawa, Eizi

Ёсикава, Эйдзи

Ёсикава, Эйдзи 1892-1962

Йошикава Идетсугю

Эйдзи Есикава

Эйдзи Есикава 1892-1962

ایجی یوشیکاوا نویسنده ژاپنی

เอจิ โยะชิกะวะ

길천영치 1892-1962

요시카와 에이지

요시카와 에지 1892-1962

요시카와 히데쓰구 1892-1962

ヨシカワ, エイジ

ヨシカワ, エイジ 1892-1962

ヨシカワ, ヒデツグ

吉川, 英次

吉川, 英次 1892-1962

吉川 英治 1892-1962

吉川英次 1892-1962

吉川英治 1892-1962

吉川英治 日本の小説家

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The Heiké storyTaiko : an epic novel of war and glory in feudal JapanLa Chronique des HeikéVagabondMusashiThe Heiké story : a modern translation of the classic Japanese tale of love and warMiyamoto Musashi