Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World

Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World

by Kamo no Chomei, Michael Hofmann, Kamo No Chomei
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1880656221

ISBN-13: 9781880656228

Pub. Date: 07/01/1998

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press


Japan's capital city of Kyoto was devastated by earthquake, storm, and fire in the late 12th century. Retreating from "this unkind world," the poet and Buddhist priest Kamo-no-Chomei left the capital for the forested mountains, where he eventually constructed his famous "ten-foot-square" hut. From this solitary vantage point Chomei produced Hojoki, an

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Japan's capital city of Kyoto was devastated by earthquake, storm, and fire in the late 12th century. Retreating from "this unkind world," the poet and Buddhist priest Kamo-no-Chomei left the capital for the forested mountains, where he eventually constructed his famous "ten-foot-square" hut. From this solitary vantage point Chomei produced Hojoki, an extraordinary literary work that describes all he has seen of human misery and his new life of simple chores, walks, and acts of kindness. Yet at the end he questions his own sanity and the integrity of his purpose. Has he perhaps grown too attached to his detachment?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880656228
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
Rock Spring Collection of Japanese Literature Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,001,311
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)

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