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Nobility of Failure, The: Tragic Heroes in the History of Japan

Morris, Ivan

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ISBN 10: 003010811X / ISBN 13: 9780030108112
Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1975
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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500 pages, with b&w photographs. Dust jacket edge wear and small chips, previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, otherwise, very clean and tight copy. Record # 456055. Bookseller Inventory # 456055

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Title: Nobility of Failure, The: Tragic Heroes in ...

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Long recognized as a core book in any study of Japanese culture and literature, The Nobility of Failure examines the lives and deaths of nine historical individuals who faced overwhelming odds, and, realizing they were doomed, accepted their fate--to be killed in battle or by execution, to wither in exile, or to escape through ritual suicide. Morris then turns his attention to the kamikaze pilots of World War II, who gave their lives in defense of their nation in the full realization that their deaths would have little effect on the course of the war. Through detail, crystal-clear prose and unmatched narrative sweep and brilliance, Professor Morris takes you into the innermost hearts of the Japanese people.

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Ivan Ira Esme Morris (b. 1925 d. 1976) was a British author, translator, editor, and teacher in the field of Japanese Studies.

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