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[PDF] 竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales By Shuhei Fujisawa – serv3.3pub.co.uk ❴Download❵ ➶ 竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales Author Shuhei Fujisawa – Serv3.3pub.co.uk The eight stories that comprise this collection were all written in the 1970s and 80s yet vividly evoke early 17th century Japan when peace finally reigned after centuries of warfare It was a period o The eight stories that Bamboo Sword MOBI ï comprise this collection were all written in the s and s yet vividly evoke early th century Japan when peace finally reigned after centuries of warfare It was a period of upheaval and change as the rulers carved out their territories and clan politics were full of intrigue 竹光始末 The PDF/EPUB or rivalry and betrayals The samurai were still valued for their swordsmanship and were a cut above the peasants artisans and merchants in the social hierarchy Without battles to fight however they struggled to retain their sense of pride and meaning in life as they devoted themselves to mundane jobs marriage and family The The Bamboo Sword Epub µ occasional flash of the sword and samurai discipline were tempered by the unexpected intrusion of human interaction Sympathies conspiracies kindnesses enmities all kinds of odd relationships were formed and conflicts resolved in surprising ways These tales are colorful atmospheric exciting tender violent and gently ironicThe Bamboo Sword and Other Samurai Tales is published The Bamboo Sword And Other Kindle - as part of the Japanese Literature Publishing Project JLPP which is run by the Japanese Literature Publishing and Promotion Center J Lit Center on behalf of the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan.


10 thoughts on “竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales

  1. Nicholas Nicholas says:

    If you think samurai stories are about fighting and slashing this book will change your mind This is a collection of eight short stories based on the times of old Japan when the samurai were still in operation Although there is some sword fighting it is basically about people who have problems dreams are down on their luck and are therefore sympathetic and realistic characters Women characters in the stories are also shown with a great deal of respect and dimension which is refreshingThe first story The Bamboo Sword has a samurai with a predicament that most Americans today can identify with he's broke Given a chance to elevate his status he discovers that he must kill a samurai whose situation is very much like his Readers are advised to do a bit of reading on the Tokugawa Shogunate to familiarize themselves with the customs of the period as these stories are historical fiction Some of things to remember is that samurais were paid in bushels of rice and the bushels the affluent they wereThe only complaint I have is that author Shuhei Fujisawa's literary executors are not allowing any western translations of his works this is the only one and he's written so much over 50 books It makes make angry that whoever holds the rights to translation Fujisawa died in 1997seems intent at withholding this rich literary treasure of novels and short story anthologies from the non Japanese readerI would like to recommend three films based on Fujisawa's stories These are excellent films and can be viewed for free on YouTube The first is The Twilight Samurai the second is The Hidden Blade and the third is Love and Honor These films were all directed by Yoji Yamada and are a wonderful introduction to Japanese cinema


  2. Zeynep Beyza Zeynep Beyza says:

    This was my first time reading a collection of short stories kind of book and I've had so much fun I love reading about Japan and reading about 1600s Japan was even awesome It says this book was put together by Japanese Literature Publishing Project and I'm happy to hear that there is a project like that I'd love to read Japanese literature and I'm hoping my school's library has books from JLPP


  3. Gillena Cox Gillena Cox says:

    Eight stories well told Of honour family social standing love friendships and enmity Loved each one Hard to pick a favourite The moods are hot and cool The events at sword slashing and passionate Selfish decadence and self rebuilding stamina All of this and We travel in these stories Old Japan in the time of Samurai and wages in bushels of rice


  4. Wayne Wayne says:

    THE REVIEWThese were great short storiesI wondered how anyone could really enjoy them without the accompanying visuals of 18th Century Japan the hair dos dress architecture etc Knowing enriched them for meI felt that the two Japanese films I had seen based on these stories were far superior to the stories themselves The stories often lacked an emotional depth which made the films so moving and beautiful There were humour and irony in some stories A range of characters in both age and gender Novel situations and solutionsThe adage of a picture being worth a thousand words hit home to me in this particular contextOften I prefer the book to the filmI asked myself how I would have treated the stories as a writer to achieve the uality of emotion of the filmsLongwindedness and verbosity ? PRELUDEI saw a film titled Twilight SamuraiOne of the most real beautiful moving and tense films I have ever seenA human tale of Seibei a low ranking samurai and a poor widower caring for his old mother and two young daughters and the butt of office jokes behind his back His reacuaintance with Tomoe a childhood friend who also befriends his children offers opportunity for a new life but he soon realises he is too poor to offer marriage to her When he is ordered to execute a troublesome samurai barricaded in a house he sees this as his one chance to win back some semblance of a life for himself and those he lovesI had an opportunity last year to see this remarkable film again at a series of 8 Japanese films accompanying an exhibition of beautiful prints by the 17th Century artist UtamaroI learned that the director Yoji Yamada had made a trilogy of films based on the stories of a popular novelist Shuhei Fujisawa1927 1997I picked up my ordered copy of eight of his stories in The Bamboo Sword on which some of the films are based this morning at our local excellent bookshopAnd recently I stumbled across The Hidden Blade the second film in Yamada's trilogy on late night TV What a findand yet another wonderful tale possessing all the ualities of the firstSTAY TUNED


  5. J. Merwin J. Merwin says:

    As a tremendous fan of the three movies based on this book I'm a little underwhelmed by the writingpretty sure it's the translation and as this is the only version available I guess we're stuck with it I have a feeling the language Shuhei uses would be characterized as spare realism in order to reveal the hardships of everyday life in late Edoit's not enjoyable when the translation is poor as is also the case with Arthur Waley's 1920's translation of The Tale of Genji and The Pillow Book of Sei Shonegon Will struggle through


  6. CAW CAW says:

    Some very accessible little Easterns The writing style strikes me as nearer mid 19th than mid 20th century with occasional digressions on history but in all liklihood translation has done the stories' density no favours Worth the reading for sure


  7. Sarbajit Paul Sarbajit Paul says:

    A perfect portrayal of old Edo and it's lifestyle nicely executed


  8. ジェイミー ジェイミー says:

    Eight short stories from the samurai days At first I thought they were old classic tales but they are not Nevertheless they are really light positive and uplifting stories that give you a taste of the old days in Japan You’ll likely get through them uickly as they are very easy and fun to read


  9. Linda Linda says:

    25Read half might go back to rest if I have time


  10. Paduraru Victor Paduraru Victor says:

    At their worst the stories have way too many characters and lore information dump but at their best the stories develop in ways you don't expect and leave you with a feeling of satisfaction


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