skip to content
The tale of the Heike = Heike monogatari Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The tale of the Heike = Heike monogatari

Publisher: [Tokyo] : University of Tokyo Press, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The Tale of the Heike is one of the masterworks of Japanese literature, ranking with The Tale of Genji in quality and prestige. Familiar in Japan for generations, first through oral narration and later through the printed page, this fourteenth-century reworking of traditional materials tells the story of the decline and final military defeat of the mighty house of Taira, reporting battlefield exploits in vivid  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Historical fiction
War stories
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heike monogatari. English.
Tale of the Heike.
[Tokyo] : University of Tokyo Press, ©1975
(OCoLC)580492297
Named Person: Taira family; FAMILIA TAIRA; Taira family; Taira family.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0860081281 9780860081289 0860081885 9780860081883 0860081893 9780860081890
OCLC Number: 1684591
Description: xli, 807 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. Books 1-6 --
v. 2. Books 7-12 and Epilogue.
Other Titles: Heike monogatari.
Responsibility: translated by Hiroshi Kitagawa, Bruce T. Tsuchida ; with a foreword by Edward Seidensticker.

Abstract:

The Tale of the Heike is one of the masterworks of Japanese literature, ranking with The Tale of Genji in quality and prestige. Familiar in Japan for generations, first through oral narration and later through the printed page, this fourteenth-century reworking of traditional materials tells the story of the decline and final military defeat of the mighty house of Taira, reporting battlefield exploits in vivid detail, chronicling the fates of high-born ladies and other helpless victims of the times with delicate lyricism, and introducing humorous passages to leaven the comberness of the theme articulated in its famous opening lines: 'The sound of the Gion Shoja bells color of the sala flowers reveals the truth that the prosperous must decline. The proud do not endure, thay are like a dream on a spring night; the mighty fall at last, they are as dust before the wind.' The translation is not only far more readable than earlier ones, it is also much more faithful to the content and style of the original, especially in preserving the evidence of oral narration. Intended for the general audience as well as the specialist, this edition is lightly annotated, but includes three appendixes that give background information, a chronology, and an evaluation of the Heike as literature. There is also a glossary of persons, places, and terms. Illustrations consist of a color frontispiece, about fifteen prints from fourteenth- and fifteenth-century manuscripts, and two maps. --publisher description.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1684591> # The tale of the Heike = Heike monogatari
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1684591#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ;
    library:oclcnum "1684591" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ja> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Place/tokyo> ; # Tokyo
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Topic/taira_family_fiction> ; # Taira family--Fiction
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204082> ; # Japan.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Topic/historical_fiction> ; # Historical fiction
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Topic/war_stories> ; # War stories
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/895.632/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Topic/japan_history_fiction_gempei_wars_1180_1185> ; # Japan--History--Fiction--Gempei Wars, 1180-1185
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Place/japan> ; # Japan
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Event/1180_1185> ; # 1180 - 1185
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Topic/familia_taira_en_literatura> ; # FAMILIA TAIRA EN LITERATURA
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Person/taira_family> ; # Taira family.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Person/taira_familia> ; # FAMILIA TAIRA
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Place/japon> ; # JAPON
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh86004353> ; # Domestic fiction
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353158> ; # Gempei Wars (Japan : 1180-1185)
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/896624> ; # Domestic fiction
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1975" ;
    schema:datePublished "1975" ;
    schema:description "v. 1. Books 1-6 -- v. 2. Books 7-12 and Epilogue."@en ;
    schema:description "The Tale of the Heike is one of the masterworks of Japanese literature, ranking with The Tale of Genji in quality and prestige. Familiar in Japan for generations, first through oral narration and later through the printed page, this fourteenth-century reworking of traditional materials tells the story of the decline and final military defeat of the mighty house of Taira, reporting battlefield exploits in vivid detail, chronicling the fates of high-born ladies and other helpless victims of the times with delicate lyricism, and introducing humorous passages to leaven the comberness of the theme articulated in its famous opening lines: 'The sound of the Gion Shoja bells color of the sala flowers reveals the truth that the prosperous must decline. The proud do not endure, thay are like a dream on a spring night; the mighty fall at last, they are as dust before the wind.' The translation is not only far more readable than earlier ones, it is also much more faithful to the content and style of the original, especially in preserving the evidence of oral narration. Intended for the general audience as well as the specialist, this edition is lightly annotated, but includes three appendixes that give background information, a chronology, and an evaluation of the Heike as literature. There is also a glossary of persons, places, and terms. Illustrations consist of a color frontispiece, about fifteen prints from fourteenth- and fifteenth-century manuscripts, and two maps. --publisher description."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/351446084> ; # 平家物語.
    schema:genre "War stories"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Historical fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/580492297> ;
    schema:name "The tale of the Heike = Heike monogatari"@en ;
    schema:productID "1684591" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1684591#PublicationEvent/tokyo_university_of_tokyo_press_1975> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Agent/university_of_tokyo_press> ; # University of Tokyo Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780860081883> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780860081890> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780860081289> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1684591> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Agent/university_of_tokyo_press> # University of Tokyo Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of Tokyo Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Person/taira_family> # Taira family.
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:name "Taira family." ;
    schema:name "Taira family" ;
    schema:name "平清盛"@en ;
    schema:name "Taira family"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Topic/familia_taira_en_literatura> # FAMILIA TAIRA EN LITERATURA
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "FAMILIA TAIRA EN LITERATURA"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Topic/historical_fiction> # Historical fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Historical fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Topic/japan_history_fiction_gempei_wars_1180_1185> # Japan--History--Fiction--Gempei Wars, 1180-1185
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Japan--History--Fiction--Gempei Wars, 1180-1185"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/351446084#Topic/taira_family_fiction> # Taira family--Fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Taira family--Fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh86004353> # Domestic fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Domestic fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204082> # Japan.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Japan." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353158> # Gempei Wars (Japan : 1180-1185)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Gempei Wars (Japan : 1180-1185)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/896624> # Domestic fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Domestic fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/351446084> # 平家物語.
    schema:name "平家物語."@en ;
    schema:name "Heike monogatari." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780860081289>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0860081281" ;
    schema:isbn "9780860081289" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780860081883>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0860081885" ;
    schema:isbn "9780860081883" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780860081890>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0860081893" ;
    schema:isbn "9780860081890" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/580492297>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Tale of the Heike." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1684591> ; # The tale of the Heike = Heike monogatari
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.