The Tale of the Heike

    The Tale of the Heike

    Royall Tyler

    Viking 2012

    Hardback 784pp Illustrated

    9780670025138   Product Code: 17111

    Dating from the 14th century and relating events from two centuries earlier, the epic Tale of the Heike has been hugely influential in Japanese culture. It tells of the wars between the Heike and Genji clans, with vivid battle scenes and a cast of unforgettable characters. Tyler's translation, in a mixture of verse and prose, brings out the wit and freshness of the original and is complemented by a set of classic illustrations.

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