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The Resource Essays in idleness, Kenkō. Hojoki / Chōmei ; translated by Meredith McKinney

Essays in idleness, Kenkō. Hojoki / Chōmei ; translated by Meredith McKinney

Label
Essays in idleness
Title
Essays in idleness
Statement of responsibility
Kenkō. Hojoki / Chōmei ; translated by Meredith McKinney
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
These two works on life's fleeting pleasures are by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each shows a different world-view. In the short memoir 'Hojoki', Chōmei recounts his decision to withdraw from worldly affairs and live as a hermit in a tiny hut in the mountains, contemplating the impermanence of human existence. Kenkō, however, displays a fascination with more earthy matters in his collection of anecdotes, advice and observations. From ribald stories of drunken monks to aching nostalgia for the fading traditions of the Japanese court, 'Essays in Idleness' is a constantly surprising work that ranges across the spectrum of human experience
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
  • 294.3'4
  • 294.3'4
  • 294.34
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1282?-1350
  • 1153?-1216?
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Yoshida, Kenkō
  • Kamo, Chōmei
  • McKinney, Meredith
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Religious life
  • Religion
Label
Essays in idleness, Kenkō. Hojoki / Chōmei ; translated by Meredith McKinney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Japanese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780141192109
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780141192109
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Essays in idleness, Kenkō. Hojoki / Chōmei ; translated by Meredith McKinney
Publication
Note
Translated from the Japanese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780141192109
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780141192109
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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