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The tale of the Heike = Heike monogatari

Author: Hiroshi Kitagawa; Bruce T Tsuchida; Edward Seidensticker
Publisher: [Tokyo] : University of Tokyo Press, 1977. ©1975
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of the Heike was compiled from a collection of oral stories recited by traveling monks who chanted to the accompaniment of the biwa, an instrument reminiscent of the lute. The most widely read version of the Heike monogatari was compiled by a blind monk named Kakuichi in 1371. The Heike is considered one of the great classics of medieval Japanese literature. The central theme of the story is the Buddhist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
War stories
Fiction
History
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Taira family; Taira, Family.; Taira family.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hiroshi Kitagawa; Bruce T Tsuchida; Edward Seidensticker
ISBN: 0860081885 9780860081883 0860081893 9780860081890 4130870238 9784130870238 4130870246 9784130870245
OCLC Number: 4292955
Language Note: Text in English translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translation of Heike Monogatari.
Description: 2 volumes (xli, 807 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. Books 1-6 --
v. 2. Books 7-12 and epilogue.
Other Titles: Heike monogatari.
Heike monogatari
Responsibility: translated by Hiroshi Kitagawa, Bruce T. Tsuchida ; with a foreword by Edward Seidensticker.

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"The story of the Heike was compiled from a collection of oral stories recited by traveling monks who chanted to the accompaniment of the biwa, an instrument reminiscent of the lute. The most widely read version of the Heike monogatari was compiled by a blind monk named Kakuichi in 1371. The Heike is considered one of the great classics of medieval Japanese literature. The central theme of the story is the Buddhist law of impermanence. The theme of impermanence (mujō) is captured in the famous opening passage, The fall of the powerful Taira - the samurai clan who defeated the imperial-backed Minamoto in 1161-symbolizes the theme of impermanence in the Heike. The Taira warrior family sowed the seeds of their own destruction with acts of arrogance and pride that led to their defeat in 1185 at the hands of the revitalized Minamoto. The story is episodic in nature and designed to be told in a series of nightly installments. It is primarily a samurai epic focusing on warrior culture - an ideology that ultimately laid the groundwork for bushido (the way of the warrior). The Heike also includes a number of love stories, which harkens back to earlier Heian literature." -- Amazon.com

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