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The Tale of the Heike
by Royall Tyler


Overview - From the acclaimed translator of The Tale of Genji , a groundbreaking rendering of Japan's great martial epic
The fourteenth-century Tale of the Heike is Japan's Iliad --a moving depiction of the late twelfth-century wars between the Heike and Genji clans.
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Overview
From the acclaimed translator of The Tale of Genji, a groundbreaking rendering of Japan's great martial epic
The fourteenth-century Tale of the Heike is Japan's Iliad--a moving depiction of the late twelfth-century wars between the Heike and Genji clans. No work has had a greater impact on later Japanese literature, theater, music, film, and manga--indeed on the Japanese people's sense of their own past. It has also been a major source for medieval-Japan-based fantasy in English. With woodcuts by nineteenth-century artist Teisai Hokuba, a major student of the great Hokusai, Royall Tyler's stunning presentation of this touchstone of Japanese culture recreates the oral epic as it was actually performed and conveys the rich and vigorous language of the original.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143107262
  • ISBN-10: 0143107267
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 734
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


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