Pdf ebook: ROMANCES OF OLD JAPAN - 11 illustrated romances from the Ancient land of Nippon

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Summary: In this volume you will find a collection of 11 romances from old Japan rendered into English by Yei Theodora Ozaki. This volume is full of tales of honor,

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 8827552847
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 315
  • Language: English
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Description: In this volume you will find a collection of 11 romances from old Japan rendered into English by Yei Theodora Ozaki. This volume is full of tales of honor, adventure, tragedy, and romance. Not only are these good stories, and well told to boot, this volume will, without a doubt, give anyone interested in Japanese culture and literature an insightful and pleasurable experience. To accompany the stories and bring them to life are 15 colour illustrations, plus 16 grey-scale illustrations exquisitely drawn by an unknown illustrator. Herein you will find the stories of: The Quest Of The Sword The Tragedy Of Kesa Gozen The Spirit Of The Lantern The Reincarnation Of Tama The Lady Of The Picture Urasato, Or The Crow Of Dawn Tsubosaka Loyal, Even Unto Death; Or The Sugawara Tragedy How Kinu Returned From The Grave A Cherry-Flower Idyll The Badger-Haunted Temple The volume also contains numerous footnotes which help give readers a greater understanding of the story and the Japanese culture. ========== KEYWORDS/TAGS: folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, children’s stories, Japan, Japanese, Nippon, romances. illustrated, bedtime stories, quest, sword, tragedy, kesa gozen, spirit, lantern, reincarnation, tama, lady, picture, urasato, crow of dawn, tsubosaka, loyal, unto death; sugawara tragedy, kinu, return, from the grave, cherry-flower idyll, badger-haunted, temple


Pdf ebook: THE CRYSTAL PALACE AND OTHER LEGENDS - 19 Old Fashioned Legends for Children to devour

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Summary: The Crystal Palace and Other Legends is a collection of 19 fairy tales and legends for children. It contains stories of brave knights on chargers in search

  • Author : MARIE H FRARY ,CHARLES M. STEBBINS
  • Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 8835899125
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: The Crystal Palace and Other Legends is a collection of 19 fairy tales and legends for children. It contains stories of brave knights on chargers in search of a worthwhile quest, of princesses, queens and kings and, oh, so much more. Herein you will stories of the past; stories of Gnomes, Sunken Cities, magical bells, pots of hot porridge, magic rings and many more. Illustrated with 11 pen and ink illustrations by Herbert E. Martini. Some of the stories in this volume are: The Crystal Palace The Angel Page The Gnome’s Road The Lorelei The Sunken City The Bird Of Paradise The Silver Bell The Two Baker Boys The Emperor’s Wooing The Magic Ring Charlemagne’s Generosity and many more. 10% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charity. ========================= KEYWORDS/TAGS: Crystal Palace, Other Legends, fairytales, fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, fables, children’s stories, Angel, Page, Gnomes, Lorelei, Sunken City, Bird Of Paradise, Bell Of Atri, Pot, Hot Porridge, Silver Bell, Two, Baker Boys, Emperor, Wooing. Magic Ring, Charlemagne, Generosity, Silver Bridge, Pet Raven, Night, Stolen Treasure, Water Sprite, Giant, Maiden, Swan Knight, Zurdorf, old Father Rhine, Aunt Margot, Precious stones, beautiful, golden haired nymph, Lord of Rheidt, honesty, greed, good nurse, noble knight, band of robbers, Kuno Von Sayne, Lord of Faulkenstein, Irmangarde, King of the Gnomes, castle, blushing cheeks, maiden, Count Ludwig, prince palatine, Stahleck, Siren, moonbeams, magic palace, pearl shell, warriors, boatmen, Rhine River,


Pdf ebook: The Years of Rice and Salt

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Summary: With the same unique vision that brought his now classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson boldly imagines an alternate h

  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher: Spectra
  • ISBN: 0553897608
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 784
  • Language: English
  • Views: 341
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Description: With the same unique vision that brought his now classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know. . . . “A thoughtful, magisterial alternate history from one of science fiction’s most important writers.”—The New York Times Book Review It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur—the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe’s population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been—one that stretches across centuries, sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, and spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson navigates a world where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions, while Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power—and even love—in this bold New World. “Exceptional and engrossing.”—New York Post “Ambitious . . . ingenious.”—Newsday


Pdf ebook: Kafka on the Shore

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Summary: Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run,

  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1400044812
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Language: English
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Description: Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey.


Pdf ebook: The Book of Yokai

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Summary: Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these c

  • Author : Michael Dylan Foster
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520959124
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga, film, and computer games, many yokai originated in local legends, folktales, and regional ghost stories. Drawing on years of research in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages. In this delightful and accessible narrative, readers will explore the roles played by these mysterious beings within Japanese culture and will also learn of their abundance and variety through detailed entries, some with original illustrations, on more than fifty individual creatures. The Book of Yokai provides a lively excursion into Japanese folklore and its ever-expanding influence on global popular culture. It also invites readers to examine how people create, transmit, and collect folklore, and how they make sense of the mysteries in the world around them. By exploring yokai as a concept, we can better understand broader processes of tradition, innovation, storytelling, and individual and communal creativity.


Pdf ebook: Japanese Ghost Stories

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Summary: The dead wreak revenge on the living, paintings come alive, spectral brides possess mortal men and a priest devours human flesh in these chilling Japanese

  • Author : Lafcadio Hearn
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241381282
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: The dead wreak revenge on the living, paintings come alive, spectral brides possess mortal men and a priest devours human flesh in these chilling Japanese ghost stories retold by a master of the supernatural. Lafcadio Hearn drew on the phantoms and ghouls of traditional Japanese folklore - including the headless 'rokuro-kubi', the monstrous goblins 'jikininki' or the faceless 'mujina' who stalk lonely neighbourhoods - and infused them with his own memories of his haunted childhood in nineteenth-century Ireland to create these terrifying tales of striking and eerie power. Today they are regarded in Japan as classics in their own right. Edited with an introduction by Paul Murray


Pdf ebook: The Romance of the Milky Way, and Other Studies & Stories

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Summary: "The Romance of the Milky Way, and Other Studies & Stories" by Lafcadio Hearn. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that en

  • Author : Lafcadio Hearn
  • Publisher: Good Press
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  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 177
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1024
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Description: "The Romance of the Milky Way, and Other Studies & Stories" by Lafcadio Hearn. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Pdf ebook: How to Live Japanese

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Summary: From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen and make time to learn about how to live Japanese. Whether it’s the cutting edge of film-

  • Author : Yutaka Yazawa
  • Publisher: White Lion Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781318476
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen and make time to learn about how to live Japanese. Whether it’s the cutting edge of film-making, revolutionizing the whisky market or competing with parents on lunchboxes, you’ll be all the better for some time spent with How to Live Japanese. With nearly 60 per cent of us living in cities, the mega-city of Tokyo, through centuries of raze and rebuild, is surely the guiding light for how we can live together amicably in an ever-urbanising world. Not only is Japan the mother of all metropolis’ but with two thirds of the country covered in forest, there is still much respect and celebration of the natural world, with people perfectly placed to make the most of the green space around them. From the art of making tea, to going for a hike, or celebrating imperfections, there are ceremonies the Japanese have been honing for centuries that thrive alongside modern traditions and practices of well-being. From Japanese writer, Yutaka Yazawa, this is the ultimate insider’s guide to the country of Japan, full of inspiration and insight to help you experience the very best of Japanese design, cookery, philosophy, and culture. So get outdoors, be gracious to your neighbour and start harmonizing your all too busy life.


Pdf ebook: Japanese Demon Lore

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Summary: Oni, ubiquitous supernatural figures in Japanese literature, lore, art, and religion, usually appear as demons or ogres. Characteristically threatening, mo

  • Author : Noriko T. Reider
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • ISBN: 0874217946
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 241
  • Language: English
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Description: Oni, ubiquitous supernatural figures in Japanese literature, lore, art, and religion, usually appear as demons or ogres. Characteristically threatening, monstrous creatures with ugly features and fearful habits, including cannibalism, they also can be harbingers of prosperity, beautiful and sexual, and especially in modern contexts, even cute and lovable. There has been much ambiguity in their character and identity over their long history. Usually male, their female manifestations convey distinctivly gendered social and cultural meanings. Oni appear frequently in various arts and media, from Noh theater and picture scrolls to modern fiction and political propaganda, They remain common figures in popular Japanese anime, manga, and film and are becoming embedded in American and international popular culture through such media. Noriko Reiderýs book is the first in English devoted to oni. Reider fully examines their cultural history, multifaceted roles, and complex significance as "others" to the Japanese.


Pdf ebook: The Psychology of Socialism

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Summary: First published in 1899 during a period of crisis for French democracy, The Psychology of Socialism details Le Bon's view of socialism and radicalism prima

  • Author : Gustave Le Bon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351475894
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 466
  • Language: English
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Description: First published in 1899 during a period of crisis for French democracy, The Psychology of Socialism details Le Bon's view of socialism and radicalism primarily as religious movements. The emotionalism and hysteria of the period-especially as manifested during the Dreyfuss Affair-convinced Le Bon that most political controversy is based neither on reasoned deliberation nor rational interest, but on a psychology that partakes of contatgion andhysteria. Le Bon points to the irrationality of religion and uses the religiosity of socialism to debunk socialism as an irrational movement based on hatred and jealousy.


Pdf ebook: The Boy Who Drew Cats and Other Japanese Fairy Tales

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Summary: Eleven engaging, excellently translated tales of talking tea kettles, a monstrous goblin-spider, miniature warriors and other fanciful creatures. 21 origin

  • Author : Lafcadio Hearn,Francis A. Davis
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048615954X
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Language: English
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Description: Eleven engaging, excellently translated tales of talking tea kettles, a monstrous goblin-spider, miniature warriors and other fanciful creatures. 21 original illustrations by Yuko Green.


Pdf ebook: Isabellae

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Summary: In the midst of feudal Japan, Isabellae Ashiwara, the fiercely independent daughter of a Celtic witch and a samurai master, roams the countryside with her

  • Author : Raule
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN: 1506717578
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Language: English
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Description: In the midst of feudal Japan, Isabellae Ashiwara, the fiercely independent daughter of a Celtic witch and a samurai master, roams the countryside with her father's ghost at her side, earning her living as a highly-skilled bounty hunter while searching for her long-lost sister, Siuko. Acquiring a misfit crew along the way, Isabellae battles against evil both worldly and supernatural, inching ever closer to discovering the truth of her haunted past and embracing her destiny. From the brilliant minds of Raule and Gabor, Dark Horse Books is thrilled to present the first volume of Isabellae, collecting the first three French volumes in one compendium and offered in English print-format for the first time. Collects French volumes 1-3


Pdf ebook: Autumn Bridge

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Summary: In the year 1311, in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman sits by the window, watching as enemies gather below and fires spread

  • Author : Takashi Matsuoka
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN: 0440334586
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
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Description: In the year 1311, in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman sits by the window, watching as enemies gather below and fires spread through the night. As she calmly awaits her fate, she begins to write, carefully setting down on a scroll the secret history of the Okumichi clan…of the gift of prophecy they share and the extraordinary destiny that awaits them. For six centuries, these remarkable writings lay hidden—until they are uncovered by an American woman, a missionary named Emily Gibson, who arrived in Edo harbor in 1861, in flight from a tragic past. Soon an extraordinary man would enter her life: Lord Genji of the Okumichi clan, a nobleman with a gift of prophecy who must defend his embattled family—and confront forbidden feelings for an outsider in his midst. Emily, too, soon finds herself at a turning point; courted by two westerners, she knows her heart belongs to the one man she cannot have. But Emily has found a mission of her own: translating Genji’s ancestral history, losing herself in an epic tale of heroism and forbidden love. For here is the story of Lady Shizuka, the beautiful witch-princess who has enchanted Okumichi men for generations…of Genji’s ancestors, Lord Hironobu and Lord Kiyori, and of the terrible betrayals that befell them…and of Genji’s parents: a wastrel father and his child bride whose tragic love has shaped Genji as a leader and as a man. As Emily sifts through the fragile scrolls, she begins to see threads of her own life woven into the ancient writings. And as past and present collide, a hidden history comes to life, and with it a secret prophecy that has been shrouded for centuries, and may now finally be revealed. Takashi Matsuoka’s spellbinding novel is infused with spectacle, intricately woven, magically told. Autumn Bridge is a feast for the senses, a work of truly dazzling storytelling.


Pdf ebook: Anime and the Visual Novel

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Summary: This book describes the thematic and structural traits of a recent and popular development within the realm of anime: series adapted from visual novels. Vi

  • Author : Dani Cavallaro
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786458186
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 268
  • Language: English
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Description: This book describes the thematic and structural traits of a recent and popular development within the realm of anime: series adapted from visual novels. Visual novels are interactive fiction games in which players creatively control decisions and plot turning points. Endings alter according to the player’s choices, providing a motivation to replay the game and opt for alternative decisions each time. Pictorial sumptuousness, plot depth and subtle characterization are vital aspects of the medium. Anime based on visual novels capitalizes on the parent games’ attributes, yielding thought-provoking yarns and complex personalities.