Ronin, The: A Samurai Novel Based On A Zen Myth (Reissued 2007)


by Jennings, William Dale

Ronin, The: A Samurai Novel Based On A Zen Myth  (Reissued 2007)

Price:  US$17.71   (SGD23.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 158 pages
Published:  1968, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9784805308837
SB#:  042118 (803)

About This Book

The violence of 12th-century Japan explodes in this half legendary, half true story of a violent man who becomes a folk hero. A heartless savage, the Ronin, or "wondering samurai" slashes his way up from the gutter to wealth, honour, and status. In spite of his crime and bloodthirsty cruelty, he bears the strange mark of destiny that the wise see and respect, even as he destroys them. Told with humour and irony, the tale ranges from pleasantly colloquial to the brutally satiric, yet never relents in the Ronin's ruthless search for the truth. The storyteller hides nothing and speaks bluntly, yet this jewel-like tale shimmers with tantalizing riddles that will haunt the reader just as they haunted the Ronin. This brief tale is sure to shock, confound and ultimately inspire.


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