Hagakure: Book of the Samurai - Original Translation [NOOK OPTIMIZED] [NOOK Book]

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Hagekure: Book of the Samurai - Hagakure ("In the Shadow of Leaves") is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and ...
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Hagekure: Book of the Samurai - Hagakure ("In the Shadow of Leaves") is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction-in the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido-the Way of the Warrior. It is not a book of philosophy as most would understand the word: it is a collection of thoughts and sayings recorded over a period of seven years, and as such covers a wide variety of subjects, often in no particular sequence. The work represents an attitude far removed from our modern pragmatism and materialism, and possesses an intuitive rather than rational appeal in its assertion that Bushido is a Way of Dying, and that only a samurai retainer prepared and willing to die at any moment can be totally true to his lord. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals of the Hizen fief to which the author belonged, it later came to be recognized as a classic exposition of samurai thought and came to influence many subsequent generations, including Yukio Mishima. This translation offers 300 selections that constitute the core texts of the 1,300 present in the original. Hagakure was featured prominently in the film Ghost Dog, by Jim Jarmusch.
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  • BN ID: 2940012214195
  • Publisher: Torano Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 173,153
  • File size: 67 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Phooy

    Does anyone have trouble getting this book to open on their nook?

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    Posted March 7, 2013

    Arr

    This bookie wee no work on me nook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Some excellent reviews I've noticed for this book:

    "Sean Michael Wilson uses the story line of a young apprentice who seeks to learn the Bushido spirit and the way of the samurai. Each lesson of the samurai code in "Hagakure" resonates, and Sean Wilson balances the romantic vision of the life of a samurai warrior with such shocking samurai practices as teaching a 5-year-old apprentice how to kill by practicing on puppies. "Hagakure" is superbly illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada. The lines and shading exude an artistic grace, while the graphic images of gore and spurting blood reveal the stark and brutal code of the samurai. Her images also evoke an ironic humor, such as the chapter on a cuckold samurai who contemplates his revenge while sitting by a pond populated by a pair of frisky fornicating frogs. "Hagakure" -- with its captivating storytelling and imagery -- offers readers a wonderful initiation to the evolving genre of English manga." - Kris Kosaka, Japan Times "Hagakure: The Code of the Samurai (The Manga Edition) is a worthwhile read. The interpretation seems honest and unconcerned with conforming itself and its idealism to the expectations of the modern day. It is, however, important to distinguish between drawing and storytelling. The drawing of the manga, while it has impressive moments, fails to give testament to the inner workings of the characters. The storytelling does succeed in creating a pace that is contemplative yet engaging, and that fills in the gaps left by the drawing. The intention of this manga was to use a modern storytelling medium to help the reader connect and empathize with a people and a tradition of the past. When all is said and done, and the dust clears, this Hagakure accomplishes its intention." - Chris Jamison, Washington Independent review of Books "It is no small irony that in the 21st century, Hagakure is now circulated freely in the form of this new manga edition and has come to define orthodox samurai ideals for so many readers.' - Paul Schalow Washington Independent review of Books I actually asked one of my students to read it and he came back very excited about it. He gave a glowing recommendation and told me to read it too." - Anna M, Librarian.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Riddled with typos

    This edition is almost unreadable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Excellent

    Great time reading this book. It was time well spent .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Hardcore

    Live by this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Best book

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Awesome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Code of samurai

    You get to the 4th page and all ready start looking at things different awesome book

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