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Eiji Yoshikawa
Birth date: August 11, 1892
Died: September 07, 1962
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Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 2 years ago
Japanese literature has a lot to offer although little is available in English translation. One of the great writers known also in the western hemisphere is Yoshikawa Eiji. The Heiké Story is an epic story of war and peace with sentimental sidesteps – set in Classical Japan and based on true event...
The Caffeinated Bibliophile
The Caffeinated Bibliophile rated it 4 years ago
Interesting enough premise. Just not enough to keep me interested.
If wishes were horses...
If wishes were horses... rated it 8 years ago
This fictionalized account of the life of the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi is epic in proportion and entertaining from start to finish.
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 8 years ago
I read this several years ago, loaned it out to someone, forgot whom, and never got it back. Even though I can't remember who has my book, what I do remember is that it was really long but very well worth the time it took to read it. Once I started reading it, I had a hard time putting it down and...
Booklog rated it 12 years ago
Only one word can describe this book: EPIC. Published initially in serial format, this is probably one of the best works of historical fiction I've ever read. Yeah it has cheesey martial arts elements to it, but the author takes very great pains to really develop all of the characters. We see the...
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