Pagoda, Skull & Samurai


by
Koda Rohan (Author) and Chieko Irie Mulhern (Translator)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 280 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


Rohan Koda’s activist heroes and unique literary creations embody lofty ideals and are likely to present readers everywhere with a fresh view of the constructive aspects of the Japanese personality in Pagoda Skull & Samurai. Japanese literary history usually classifies Rohan as an idealist writer, and the three stories in the present collection belong to this genre. “The Five-Storied Pagoda,” one of Rohan’s most well-known works, is a moving account of a misunderstood carpenter who has been inspired to undertake the construction of a pagoda himself. It is not merely a story of individualism, however, for the religious implications of such a task are profound. Such stories in addition to the essays and notes by the translator will prove of interest to the general reader and especially to the reader already familiar with Japanese literature.

Rohan Koda’s activist heroes and unique literary creations embody lofty ideals and are likely to present readers everywhere with a fresh view of the constructive aspects of the Japanese personality in Pagoda Skull & Samurai. Japanese literary history usually classifies Rohan as an idealist writer, and the three stories in the present collection belong to this genre. “The Five-Storied Pagoda,” one of Rohan’s most well-known works, is a moving account of a misunderstood… (more)

Rohan Koda’s activist heroes and unique literary creations embody lofty ideals and are likely to present readers everywhere with a fresh view of the constructive aspects of the Japanese personality in Pagoda Skull & Samurai. Japanese literary history usually classifies Rohan as an idealist writer, and the three stories in the present collection belong to this genre. “The Five-Storied Pagoda,” one of Rohan’s most well-known works, is a moving account of a misunderstood carpenter who has been inspired to undertake the construction of a pagoda himself. It is not merely a story of individualism, however, for the religious implications of such a task are profound. Such stories in addition to the essays and notes by the translator will prove of interest to the general reader and especially to the reader already familiar with Japanese literature.

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