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The tale of the Heike

Author: Royall Tyler
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
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"With a reflection on the fleeting nature of power and glory begins The Tale of the Heike, an epic from twelfth-century Japan. Comparable in stature to The Tale of Genji, The Tale of the Heike narrates with wit, energy, and compassion the stories of such unforgettable characters as the ruthless warlord Kiyomori, who dies still burning with such rage that water poured on him boils; Hotoke, the beautiful young dancer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
War stories
Named Person: Taira family; Taira family.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Royall Tyler
ISBN: 9780670025138 0670025135
OCLC Number: 774147820
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: xlvii, 734 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Book One. The Jetavana Temple --
The night attack in the palace --
The sea bass --
The Rokuhara boys --
One man's glory --
Giō --
Empress to two sovereigns --
The clash over the name plaques --
The burning of Kiyomizudera --
The heir apprant names --
The collision with the regent --
Shichi-no-tani --
The fight over Ugawa --
The vows --
The palanquins of the Gods --
The burning of the palace. Book Two. The exile of the abbot --
The adept yixing --
The execution of Saikō --
The lesser remonstrance --
The plea to Narichika --
The akoya pine --
The death of Narichika --
Tokudaiji Sanesada's pilgrimage to Itsukushima --
The battle with the rank-and-file monks --
The ruin of Mount Hiei --
Zenkōji destroyed by fire --
Yasuyori's prayer --
Stupas cast into the sea --
Su Wu. Book Three. The pardon --
Stamping in frenzy --
The imperial birth --
The roster of great lords --
The rebuilding of the great pagoda --
Raigō --
Naritsune's return --
Ariō --
The death of Shunkan --
The whirlwind --
The consult of not the Chinese physician --
The sword of mourning --
The lanterns --
Gold to China --
The confrontation with Jōken --
The ministers banished --
Yukitaka --
The exile of the cloistered emperor --
The Seinan detached palace. Book Four. The pilgrimage to Itsukushima --
The return --
The roster of Genji --
The weasels --
Nobutsura --
Kiō --
The appeal to Mount Hiei --
The appeal to Nara --
The interminable debate --
The roster of fighting monks --
The battle on the bridge --
The death of the prince --
The prince's son leaves the world --
Tōjō --
The nightbird --
The burning of Miidera. Book Five. The capital moved to Fukuhara --
Moon viewing --
Spirit mischief --
The courier --
The roster of imperial foes --
The Xianyang palace --
Mongaku's exile --
The Fukuhara decree --
The Fuji River --
The Gosechi dances --
The return to the old capital --
The burning of Nara. Book Six. The death of retired Emperor Takakura --
Autumn leaves --
Aoi kogō --
The circular letter --
The couriers --
The death of Kiyomori --
Sutra Island --
Jishinbō --
The Gion Consort --
A roar from the sky --
The battle beside the Yokota River. Book Seven. Shimizu no Kanja --
The northern campaign --
The pilgrimace to Chikubushima --
The battle at Hiuchi --
A prayer to Hiuchi --
A prayer to Hachiman --
The rout down Kurikara ravine --
The battle at Shinohara --
Sanemori --
Genbō --
Yoshinaka's letter to Mount Hei --
The reply --
The Heike appeal to Mount Hiei --
The emperor's flight from the capital --
Koremori's flight from the capital --
The honor of the emperor's presence --
Tadanori's flight from the capital --
Tsunemasa's filght from the capital --
Seizan --
The Heike flight from the capital --
The flight from Fukuhara. Book Eight. The imperial journey to Mount Hiei --
Natora --
The reel of thread --
The flight from Dazaifu --
His cloistered eminence appoints a supreme commander --
Nekoma --
The battle at Mizushima --
The death of Seno-o --
Muroyama --
The Tsuzumi lieutenant --
The battle at Hōjūji. Book Nine. ikezuki --
First up the Uji river --
The battle beside the river --
The death of Kiso --
The execution of Higuchi --
Six clashed --
The roster of forces ar Mikusa --
The battle of Mikusa --
The old horse --
First or second to engage the foe --
The double attack --
The charge down Hiyodori Ravine --
The death of Moritoshi --
The death of Tadanori --
Shigehira taken alive --
The death of Atsumori --
The death of Tomoskira --
Flight --
Kozaishō drowns. Book Ten. The parade of heads --
The gentlewoman at the palace --
Go-Shirakawa's decree to Yashima --
The Heike reply --
The precepts --
Down the Tōkaidō --
Senju-no-mae --
Yokobue --
Mount Kōya --
Koremori renounces the world --
The pilgrimade to Kumano --
Koremori drowns --
The three-day Heike.
Other Titles: Heike monogatari.
Responsibility: translated by Royall Tyler.

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Includes speech, poetry, blank verse and song that convey its character as an oral epic, fully embracing the rich and vigorous language of the original texts. This book is illustrated with fifty-five  Read more...

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In his elegant new translation, Royall Tyler divides the text into something resembling an opera libretto, with recitatives, arias and dialogue. L.A. Times

 
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