Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan / Edition 1

Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan / Edition 1

by Karl F. Friday
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415329639

ISBN-13: 9780415329637

Pub. Date: 12/29/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Paris Peasant (1926) is one of the central works of Surrealism, yet Exact Change's edition is the first U.S. publication of Simon Watson Taylor's authoritative translation, completed after consultations with the author. Unconventional in form—Aragon consciously avoided recognizable narration or character development—Paris Peasant is, in the

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Paris Peasant (1926) is one of the central works of Surrealism, yet Exact Change's edition is the first U.S. publication of Simon Watson Taylor's authoritative translation, completed after consultations with the author. Unconventional in form—Aragon consciously avoided recognizable narration or character development—Paris Peasant is, in the author's words, “a mythology of the modern.” The book uses the city of Paris as a stage or framework, and Aragon interweaves his text with images of related ephemera: café menus, maps, inscriptions on monuments and newspaper clippings. A detailed description of a Parisian arcade (nineteenth-century precursor to the mini-mall) and another of the Buttes-Chaumont park, are among the great set pieces within Aragon's swirling prose of philosophy, dream and satire. André Breton wrote of this work: “no one could have been a more astute detector of the unwonted in all its forms; no one else could have been carried away by such intoxicating reveries about a sort of secret life of the city. . . .”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415329637
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/29/2003
Series:
Warfare and History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,156,440
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Meaning of War
2. The Organization of War
3. The Tools of War
4. The Science of War
5. The Culture of War
Conclusion
Epilogue

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