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Hōjōki : a Buddhist reflection on solitude, imperfection and transcendence  Cover Image Book Book

Hōjōki : a Buddhist reflection on solitude, imperfection and transcendence / Kamo no Chōmei ; translated and annotated by Matthew Stavros ; with illustrations by Reginald Jackson.

Kamo, Chōmei, 1153-1153?-1216?, (author.). Stavros, Matthew Gerald, 1972- (translator,, annotator.). Jackson, Reginald, (illustrator.).


"Discover the tranquil wisdom of Chomei's 13th-century masterpiece, Hojoki, as it unveils the beauty of imperfection and the serenity of a simple life amidst the chaos of existence. Hojoki is an introspective poem written in the 13th century by the enigmatic Japanese hermit Kamo no Chomei, who as a young man served in the capital as official court poet but later in life withdrew from society. Composed in a time of devastating fires, floods, earthquakes, droughts and famines, Chomei's masterpiece reflects on the impermanence of things, expressing life's mysterious beauty and the profound wisdom to be found in nature. Chomei paints a vivid picture of the chaos and suffering of the human condition. Amidst this turmoil, he discovers an oasis of calm in a simple mountain hut, where he contemplates the virtues of nature and the wabi sabi beauty of imperfection in all things."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9784805318003
  • ISBN: 4805318007
  • Physical Description: xv, 175 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Japanese poetry > 1185-1600.
Buddhist poetry, Japanese.
Hermits > Japan.
Poésie japonaise > 1185-1600.
Ermites > Japon.

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Homer Public Library 895.612 KAM (Text) 000173016 New Books Checked out 07/06/2024

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