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Synopsis: When a Zen priest saves Musashi after the Battle of Sekigahara and confines him in solitude to train and discipline his mind and spirit, Musashi attempts to become the greatest samurai in Japan.
About the Author:
EIJI YOSHIKAWA was born in 1892 in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo. He began his literary career at the age of twenty-two. During his thirties he worked as a journalist while continuing to write stories and novels, reaching a large and appreciative readership through having his work published, often serially, in newspapers and popular magazines. At the time of his death in 1962, he was one of Japan's best-known and best-loved novelists. He received the Cultural Medal, the highest award for a man of letters, and other cultural decorations, including the Order of the Sacred Treasure.
CHARLES S. TERRY, the translator, was born in Mississippi in 1926 and graduated from Duke University. He first studied Japanese in the U.S. Navy during WW II and after the war received a master's degree from Columbia University in Japanese history. Resident in Japan since 1952, he also received a master's degree in Chinese history from the University of Tokyo and has since been active as a translator of works on Japanese art, architecture and history. He died in 1982.
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.
Book Description Brand: Kodansha Amer Inc, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: acceptable. Moderate to heavy notes, marking, highlighting, noticeable wear and tear, worn covers, crease pages. Seller Inventory # 0870119664_abe_ac
Book Description Brand: Kodansha Amer Inc, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Has little wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Seller Inventory # 0870119664_abe_gd
Book Description Kodansha Amer Inc, New York, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint edition trade hard cover with dust jacket. Tight and unmarked, NF/VG. Paper over boards. Very slightly rubbed jacket offered in a new mylar cover. 970pp. Size: 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall. Seller Inventory # 059627
Book Description Kodansha America, Inc, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Signs of a well loved book, of readable quality. Cheap Fast UK delivery and 24/7 Customer Service. International Postage available. Seller Inventory # mon0000942982
Book Description Kodansha America, New York, 1990. Later reprint, 1993. A nice copy in tight binding. This book weighs over 2kgs and extra shipping may be requested for orders from outside the UK. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dust jacket (not price-clipped). Seller Inventory # BOOKS235044I
Book Description Kodansha Amer Inc, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Reprint edition trade hard cover with dust jacket, NF/NF. Name and date inked on front pastedown, otherwise a crisp copy. Full cloth binding. Dust jacket offered in a new mylar cover. 970pp. Size: 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall. Seller Inventory # 050207
Book Description Brand: Kodansha Amer Inc, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # 0870119664_abe_vg
Book Description Kodansha, Tokyo, 1981. hardcover. Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Later prt. edition. Tall 8vo, 970 pp., Translated from the Japanese by Charles S. Terry. Foreword by Edwin O. Reischauer. Seller Inventory # 048248
Book Description Tokyo, NY & London. 1981. Kodansha International., 1981. large brown cloth hardbound 4to ~ 4º (quarto). large & heavy, international or priority shipping will cost extra. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. not worn or torn or price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings or store stamps, no stickers or bookplates, no names, no inking , no underlining, no remainder markings etc ~. 11th printing ( # 11 in # line). xiii+970p. minor text decorations. ~ historical fiction. novels. japanese history. biography. philosophy. The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife. Lured to the great Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 by the hope of becoming a samurai~without really knowing what it meant~he regains consciousness after the battle to find himself lying defeated, dazed and wounded among thousands of the dead and dying. On his way home, he commits a rash act, becomes a fugitive and brings life in his own village to a standstill~until he is captured by a weaponless Zen monk. The lovely Otsü, seeing in Musashi her ideal of manliness, frees hirn from his tortuous punishment, but he is recaptured and imprisoned. During three years of solitary confinement, he delves into the classics of Japan and China. When he is set free again, he rejects the position of samurai and for the next several years pursues his goal relentlessly, looking neither to left nor to right. Ever so slowly it dawns on him that followirtg the Way of the Sword is not simply a matter of finding a target for his brute strength. Continually striving to perfeet his technique, which leads hirn 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 hirnself 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. Musashi is a novel in the best tradition of Japanese story telling. It is a living story, subtle and imaginative, teeming with memorable characters, many of them historical. Interweaving themes of unrequited love, misguided revenge, filial piety and absolute dedication to the Way of the Samurai, it depicts vividly a world Westerners know only vaguely. Full of gusto and humor, it has an epic quality and universal appeal. Eiji YOSHIKAWA was born in 1892 in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo. He began his literary career at the age of twenty~two. During his thirties he worked as a journalist while continuing to write stories and novels, reaching a large and appreciative readership through having his work published, often serially, in newspapers and popular magazines. At the time of his death in 1962, he was one of Iapan's best~known and bestloved novelists. He received the Cultural Medal, the highest award for a man of letters, and other cultural decorations, including the Order of the Sacred Treasure. Seller Inventory # 12151502
Book Description Kodansha Amer Inc, 1990. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0870119664-2-4