The Tale of the Heike is one of the masterworks of Japanese literature, ranking with The Tal of Genji in quality and prestige. This new translation is not only far more readable than earlier ones, it is also much more faithful to the content and style of the original. Intended for the general audience as well as the specialist, this edition is highly annotated.
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Review: The Tale of the HeikeUser Review - Craig Herbertson - Goodreads
Quite wonderful. Tragic, beautifully translated if at times a little confusing with nomenclature but only to be expected when your Japanese extends to 'big person' and the numbers one to three. Read full review
Review: The Tale of the HeikeUser Review - Alex - Goodreads
Another Japanese classics...Watson did maybe an abridged version? This one is 500 pages, so that's manageable. Read full review
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