Milky Way Railroad

Milky Way Railroad

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by Kenji Miyazawa
     
 

ISBN-10: 1933330406

ISBN-13: 2901933330401

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Perseus Distribution

Teased by his friends and alone on a hilltop, young Kenji is suddenly swept aboard a magical train bound for the Milky Way. Representing the soul's passage to heaven, the train is a passage from this life to the next. Kenji meets many of the newly departed on his journey, but only he will be allowed to return to Earth, where he dreams of being reunited with his…  See more details below

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Teased by his friends and alone on a hilltop, young Kenji is suddenly swept aboard a magical train bound for the Milky Way. Representing the soul's passage to heaven, the train is a passage from this life to the next. Kenji meets many of the newly departed on his journey, but only he will be allowed to return to Earth, where he dreams of being reunited with his father. Miyazawa uses a wealth of literary, scientific, and religious allusion to depict a universe that is sad yet miraculous. A classic in Japan for its original and artful evocation of a young boy's yearnings, this is a book of great wisdom that teaches acceptance and compassion.

Author Biography: Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933) was a teacher, author, poet, and scientist.; Joseph Sigrist lived in northern Japan for many years and now teaches religion and Arthurian Literature.; D.M. Stroud is a poet and teacher who lives in China.

Stone Bridge Press is a leading English-language publisher of Japanese literature in translation. Our ROCK SPRING COLLECTION OF JAPANESE LITERATURE features absorbing and important translations of classical and contemporary Japanese fiction and poetry. We believe that literature is a window into culture and society, and an expression of what is most peculiarly, and universally, human.

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ISBN-13:
2901933330401
Publisher:
Perseus Distribution
Publication date:
01/28/2008

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