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Bamboo Sword: And Other Samurai Tales
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Bamboo Sword: And Other Samurai Tales (Hardback)

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Containing 8 stories, this collection presents the early 17th-century Japan, when peace finally reigns after centuries of warfare. The samurai are still valued for their swordsmanship, but without battles to fight they struggle to retain their sense of pride and meaning in life as they devote themselves to mundane jobs, marry, and raise families. This engrossing collection of 8 stories evokes early 17th-century Japan, when peace finally reigns after centuries of warfare. It is a period of upheaval and change as the rulers carve out their territories, and clan politics are full

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc Publication Date: 07/02/2006 ISBN-13: 9784770030054  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The late SHUHEI FUJISAWA (1927-1997) was a multi-million-copy bestselling author in Japan and a scriptwriter, whose work was adapted into several acclaimed films including the Oscar-nominated "The Twilight Samurai" (2002), based on "The Bamboo Sword" and other stories from this collection; and "The Hidden Blade" (2004). This is the first time any of these stories have been available in English. GAVIN FREW is the translator of numerous published works, including eight novels and over thirty short stories. He lives in Japan.

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