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The book of five rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto; Thomas F Cleary
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is one of the most influential texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory ever to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. It is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Musashi Miyamoto; Thomas F Cleary
ISBN: 9781590308912 1590308913
OCLC Number: 642509105
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Shambhala, ©1993.
Description: xviii, 131 pages ; 17 cm + 2 audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: The earth scroll --
The water scroll --
The fire scroll --
The wind scroll --
The scroll of emptiness.
Other Titles: Gorin no sho.
Responsibility: Miyamoto Musashi ; translated by Thomas Cleary.

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Here is one of the most influential texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory ever to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. It is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life. Thomas Clearys translation is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. This illustrated hardcover edition features a reading by Lloyd James of the entire text on two audio CDs.

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