Memories of the Warrior Kumagai: A Historical Novel

Memories of the Warrior Kumagai: A Historical Novel

Donald Richie


Publish yr note: First released in 1999
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In this retelling of an outdated story, a warrior wrestles down an enemy commander basically to find his foe is as younger as his personal son. Shaken and not able to abide by means of his responsibility and slay the formative years, he comes to a decision to turn into a monk.

This well-known come upon among Kumagai no Jiro Naozane and Taira no Atsumori in the course of Japan's Heike wars has been a massive a part of Japan's ancient and spiritual culture ever seeing that. In Memoirs of the Warrior Kumagai, Donald Richie demanding situations and upends traditional types of this incident, whilst he vividly inspires the realm of the 12th century jap warrior with uncompromising precision and authority.

The result's a old novel within the grand culture, a piece immediately clean and undying.

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