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吉川英治 1892-1962

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Works: 1,693 works in 3,476 publications in 16 languages and 8,361 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Samurai films  Film adaptations  Epic films  Historical films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
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Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

119 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever so slowly it dawns on him that following the Way of the Sword is not simply a matter of finding a target for his brute strength. Continually striving to perfect his technique, which leads him to a unique style of fighting with two swords simultaneously, he travels far and wide, challenging fighters of many disciplines, taking nature to be his ultimate and severest teacher and undergoing the rigorous training of those who follow the Way. He is supremely successful in his encounters, but in the Art of War he perceives the way of peaceful and prosperous governance and disciplines himself to be a real human being. He becomes a reluctant hero to a host of people whose lives he has touched and been touched by. And, inevitably, he has to pit his skill against the naked blade of his greatest rival
The Heiké story by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

43 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the medieval Japanese novel Heike monogatari
Taiko : an epic novel of war and glory in feudal Japan by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy. Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch. Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga, whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him. At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all, Hideyoshi, who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko--absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor's name. When Nobunaga emerges from obscurity by destroying an army ten times the size of his own, he allies himself with Ieyasu, whose province is weak, but whose canniness and loyalty make him invaluable. Yet it is the scrawny, monkey-faced Hideyoshi--brash, impulsive, and utterly fearless--who becomes the unlikely savior of this ravaged land. Born the son of a farmer, he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits, turning doubters into loyal servants, rivals into faithful friends, and enemies into allies. In all this he uses a piercing insight into human nature that unlocks castle gates, opens men's minds, and captures women's hearts. For Hideyoshi's passions are not limited to war and intrigue-his faithful wife, Nene, holds his love dear, even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu, sister of Hideyoshi's chief strategist, falls prey to his desires; and the seductive Chacha, whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father's castle, tempts his weakness. As recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the black-toothed Yoshimoto; of the pathetic downfall of the House of Takeda; how the scorned Mitsuhide betrayed his master; how once impregnable ramparts fell as their defenders died gloriously. Most of all, though, Taiko is the story of how one man transformed a nation through the force of his will and the depth of his humanity. Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence, acts of treachery and self-sacrifice, tenderness and savagery, Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Japan
Miyamoto Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

52 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the gripping story of perhaps the most significant political force of our time through the lives and careers of six leading figures at the heart of the movement. The author traces the history of modern conservatism from its revolt against New Deal liberalism, to its breathtaking resurgence under Ronald Reagan, to its spectacular defeat with the election of Barack Obama. He paints vivid portraits of Robert Taft, William F. Buckley Jr., Barry Goldwater, Phyllis Schlafly, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush. He shows how these outspoken, charismatic, and frequently controversial conservative leaders were united by a shared insistence on the primacy of social order, national security, and economic liberty. He also demonstrates how they built a versatile movement capable of gaining and holding power, from Taft's opposition to the New Deal to Buckley's founding of the National Review as the intellectual standard bearer of modern conservatism; from Goldwater's crusade against leftist politics and his failed 1964 bid for the presidency to Schlafly's rejection of feminism in favor of traditional gender roles and family values; and from Reagan's city upon a hill to conservatism's downfall with Bush's ambitious presidency. This book provides rare insight into how conservatives captured the American political imagination by claiming moral superiority, downplaying economic inequality, relishing bellicosity, and embracing nationalism. This concise and accessible history reveals how these conservative leaders discovered a winning formula that enabled them to forge a powerful and formidable political majority
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in Japanese and French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twelfth century Japan, the Fujiyawa clan confronts the problems of famine, riots, and the growing power of the Samurai
Kuroda Josui by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

20 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shin Heike monogatari by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sangokushi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in Japanese and Korean and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the sword by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Japanese by Charles E Terry
Yoshikawa Eiji zenshū by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heiké story : a modern translation of the classic Japanese tale of love and war by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue( Book )

in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Real-life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time. The quintessential warrior philosopher, Musashi authored 'A book of five rings, ' a theoretical guide to military strategy still used today. But the path to enlightement in feudal era Japan was fraught with peril. At seventeen years of age, Musashi-- still known by his childhood name, Shinmen Takezō-- was a wild young brute just setting out along the way of the sword. In the aftermath of the epic Battle of Sekigahara, Takezō finds himself a fugitive survivor on the losing side of the war. Takezō's vicious nature has made him an outcast even in his own village, and he is hunted down like an animal. At this crucial crossroads in Takezō's life, an eccentric monk and a childhood friend are the only ones who can help him find his way"--Cover flap
Taiko : Roman by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het levensverhaal van Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598), de zoon van een Japanse samoerai van lage rang, die na de nodige strijd degene wordt die als Taiko uit naam van de keizer het land regeert
La Chronique des Heiké by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Par l'auteur de ##La pierre et le sabre##, une chronique tirée d'une authentique chanson de geste japonaise du 12e siècle
Thạch kié̂m by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

in Vietnamese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the samurai by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Japanese by Charles C. Terry
Shinran by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

9 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in Japanese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in French and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinmen Takezo is destined to become the legendary sword-saint, Miyamoto Musashi--perhaps the most renowned samurai of all time. For now, Takezo is a cold-blooded killer, who will take on anyone in mortal combat to make a name for himself. This is the journey of a wild young brute who strives to reach enlightenment by way of the sword--fighting on the edge of death
Zuihitsu Miyamoto Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa( Book )

14 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miyamoto Musashi est un rônin, un samurai errant. Il parcourt les routes du Japon à la recherche des plus grands bretteurs afin de parfaire son art et de devenir un jour le meilleur samurai de l'archipel. Musashi voyage donc à la rencontre des plus grands kenjutsu afin de parfaire son art. De son côté, Matahachi essaie vaillamment de changer pour mériter son nouveau nom de Kojiro Sasaki
 
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Musashi
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The Heiké storyTaiko : an epic novel of war and glory in feudal JapanMiyamoto MusashiShin Heike monogatariThe Heiké story : a modern translation of the classic Japanese tale of love and warVagabondVagabond
Alternative Names
Eidži Jošikawa

Eiji, Yoshikawa

Eiji Yoshikawa 1892-1962

Eiji Yoshikawa écrivain japonais

Eiji Yoshikawa Japanese novelist

Eiji Yoshikawa Japans romanschrijver (1892-1962)

Eiji Yoshikawa novel·lista japonès

Eiji Yoshikawa novelista japonés

Eiji Yoshikawa romancier japonez

Eiji Yoshikawa scrittore giapponese

Jošikava Eiđi

Josikava Eidzsi

Jošikawa Eidži

Jošikawa, Eidži 1892-1962

Josjikawa, Eiji

Josjikawa, Eiji 1892-1962

Yoshikawa, Eiji

Yoshikawa, Eiji 1892-1962

Yoshikawa Eiji japanischer Schriftsteller

Yoshikawa, Hidetsugu

Yoshikawa, Hidetsugu 1892-1962

Yoshikawa, Kijirō.

Yoshikawa, Kijirō 1892-1962

Yosikawa, Eiji

Yosikawa, Eiji 1892-1962

Yosikawa, Eizi

Ёсикава, Эйдзи

Ёсикава, Эйдзи 1892-1962

Йошикава Идетсугю

Эйдзи Есикава

Эйдзи Есикава 1892-1962

אייג'י יושיקאווה מחבר רומנים יפני

ایجی یوشیکاوا نویسنده ژاپنی

เอจิ โยะชิกะวะ

길천영치 1892-1962

요시카와 에이지

요시카와 에지 1892-1962

요시카와 히데쓰구 1892-1962

ヨシカワ, エイジ

ヨシカワ, エイジ 1892-1962

ヨシカワ, ヒデツグ

吉川, 英次

吉川, 英次 1892-1962

吉川 英治 1892-1962

吉川英次 1892-1962

吉川英治 1892-1962

吉川英治 日本の小説家

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