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The tales of the Heike

Author: Burton Watson; Haruo Shirane
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats

Written in the mid-thirteenth century, this book chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike clan and changed the course of Japanese history. It  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Quelle
Translations (form)
Mediaeval romances (texts)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heike monogatari. English. Selections.
Tales of the Heike.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006
Named Person: Taira family; Taira family.; Taira family
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Burton Watson; Haruo Shirane
ISBN: 0231138024 0231510837 9780231510837 9780231138024 0231138024
OCLC Number: 62330897
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: vii, 216 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
book 1: The bells of Gion Monastery ; Night attack at Courtiers' Hall ; The sea bass ; Page-boy cuts ; Kiyomori's flowering fortunes ; Giō --
book 2: The admonition ; Signal fires ; The death of the senior counselor ; Yasuyori's prayer --
book 3: The pardon ; The foot-drumming ; Ariō ; The death of Shunkan --
book 4: The battle at the bridge --
book 5: The burning of Nara --
book 6: The death of Kiyomori --
book 7: Sanemori ; Tadanori leaves the capital ; The flight from Fukuhara --
book 8 [summary] --
book 9: The death of Lord Kiso ; The old horse ; The attack from the cliff ; The death of Tadanori ; The capture of Shigehira ; The death of Atsumori --
book 10: Regarding the precepts ; Senju-no-mae ; Yokobue ; Koremori becomes a monk ; Koremori drowns himself --
book 11: The death of Tsuginobu ; Nasu no Yoichi ; The lost bow ; The cockfights and the battle of Dan-no-ura ; Far-flying arrows ; The drowning of the former emperor --
book 12: The execution of Rokudai --
The initiates' book: The imperial lady becomes a nun ; The move to Ōhara ; The retired emperor visits Ōhara ; The six paths of existence ; The death of the imperial lady --
Glossary of characters.
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics.
Other Titles: Heike monogatari.
Responsibility: translated by Burton Watson ; edited, with an introduction, by Haruo Shirane.
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Terrifically exciting and spiritually rich. Kirkus Reviews Watson's is... the best of the translations. -- Donald Richie The Japan Times One of the great literary classics. -- Keith Garebian The Read more...

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