Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World (Rock Spring Collection of Japanese Literature)

Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World (Rock Spring Collection of Japanese Literature)


Japan's capital urban of Kyoto used to be devastated via earthquake, typhoon, and hearth within the overdue twelfth century. chickening out from "this unkind world," the poet and Buddhist priest Kamo-no-Chomei left the capital for the forested mountains, the place he ultimately developed his well-known "ten-foot-square" hut. From this solitary vantage element Chomei produced Hojoki, a unprecedented literary paintings that describes all he has obvious of human distress and his new lifetime of easy chores, walks, and acts of kindness. but on the finish he questions his personal sanity and the integrity of his objective. Has he might be grown too connected to his detachment?

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