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Description - The Swordsman's Handbook by WILLIAM SCOTT WILSON

An anthology of the most influential writings on swordsmanship from the samurai era.

The Swordsman's Handbook is the definitive collection of writings that reveals the study of swordsmanship not only as essential to life and death, but as transcendent of life and death as well. All of the authors in this book taught that dealing with conflict is an art that requires grace and courage. In this way, their words speak to us today with surprising immediacy and relevance. Included in this collection are writings by Kotada Yahei Toshitada, Takuan Soho, Yagyu Munenori, Miyamoto Musashi, Matsura Seizan, Issai Chozanshi, and Yamaoka Tesshu.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781611800623
ISBN-10: 1611800625
Format: Paperback / softback
(191mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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WILLIAM SCOTT WILSON is the foremost translator into English of traditional Japanese texts on samurai culture. He received BA degrees from Dartmouth College and the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies, and an MA in Japanese literary studies from the University of Washington. His best-selling translations include Hagakure, The Book of Five Rings, The Unfettered Mind, and The Life-Giving Sword. He is also the author of The Lone Samurai, a biography of the legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi.

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