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Lake of heaven : an original translation of the Japanese novel

Author: Michiko Ishimure; Bruce Allen
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2008] ©2008
Series: AsiaWorld.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lake of Heaven is the story of a traditional mountain village in Japan that is destroyed in the process of constructing a dam. It tells of the lives of the displaced villagers as they struggle to retain their traditional culture - including their stories, dances, music, mythology, and dreams - in the face of displacement, environmental destruction, and rapid modernization. Although fictional, the work is rooted in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ishimure, Michiko, 1927-
Lake of heaven.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)609237547
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michiko Ishimure; Bruce Allen
ISBN: 9780739124628 0739124625 9780739124635 0739124633 9780739131374 0739131370
OCLC Number: 233591956
Description: xv, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Birds leaving --
Oki No Miya --
Moonshadow bridge --
Water mirror --
Secret song --
Delicate flowers.
Series Title: AsiaWorld.
Other Titles: Tenko.
Responsibility: by Ishimure Michiko ; translated by Bruce Allen.
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Lake of Heaven is a tale of the people, culture, and environment of a Japanese mountain village that is sunk to build a dam. As Gary Snyder comments, the story becomes a parable for the larger world,  Read more...

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A remarkable text of mythopoetic quality-with a noh flavor-that presents much of the ancient lore of Japan and the lore of the spirit world-and is in a way a kind of myth-drama, not a novel. -- Gary Read more...

 
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