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While I have womanfully resisted starting the taiga drama Yoshitsune even after [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore's evilly enticing write-ups (it's 49 eps and I have slightly under 30 dramas to finish!), this did lead me to go look for various books on the topic so I ended up with:

Yoshitsune, a 15th century chronicle translated by Helen C. McCullough. I have a huge thing for historical chronicles and would have gotten this anyway. So far, the only feudal Japanese lit I read was Sei Sho-nagon's Pillow Book which was fascinating. I suppose Yoshitsune will be very different as it's written by a man.

Lynn Guest's Children of Hachiman (the novelization of the clan struggle in which Yoshitsune was involved, with Yoshitsune and his brother as main characters).

Kara Dalkey's Genpei, which takes the whole story and writes it as a fantasy (I am really looking forward to this because this could be very interesting).

I have also gotten my hands on a bunch of books about Tomoe Gozen (a female samurai of the era) by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. They are supposed to be good.

Actually, This is a wonderful website for listing almost any historical fiction out there that deals with Japan, that is in English. I am going to be pillaging that list like whoa.

Did I mention that my wonderful husband, in addition to getting me a gift certificate to nehaflix (an internet bollywood store) also bought me the first two volumes in Liz Williams' Inspector Chen series. The series is a fantasy set in future Singapore, where the realms of heaven, hell and earth co-exist. It's part mystery, part fantasy, part funniness. I read a book in the series recently and fell in love.

P.S. If anyone can recommend any good books about Korea, fiction or non, that are dealing with pre 1945 Korea, I will be very grateful. There are plenty of histories out there dealing with modern stuff, but I know it already. It's really hard to find stuff about stuff prior to that (fiction or non).
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
Because I think posts without pictures are boring:



While I have womanfully resisted starting the taiga drama Yoshitsune even after [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore's evilly enticing write-ups (it's 49 eps and I have slightly under 30 dramas to finish!), this did lead me to go look for various books on the topic so I ended up with:

Yoshitsune, a 15th century chronicle translated by Helen C. McCullough. I have a huge thing for historical chronicles and would have gotten this anyway. So far, the only feudal Japanese lit I read was Sei Sho-nagon's Pillow Book which was fascinating. I suppose Yoshitsune will be very different as it's written by a man.

Lynn Guest's Children of Hachiman (the novelization of the clan struggle in which Yoshitsune was involved, with Yoshitsune and his brother as main characters).

Kara Dalkey's Genpei, which takes the whole story and writes it as a fantasy (I am really looking forward to this because this could be very interesting).

I have also gotten my hands on a bunch of books about Tomoe Gozen (a female samurai of the era) by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. They are supposed to be good.

Actually, This is a wonderful website for listing almost any historical fiction out there that deals with Japan, that is in English. I am going to be pillaging that list like whoa.

Did I mention that my wonderful husband, in addition to getting me a gift certificate to nehaflix (an internet bollywood store) also bought me the first two volumes in Liz Williams' Inspector Chen series. The series is a fantasy set in future Singapore, where the realms of heaven, hell and earth co-exist. It's part mystery, part fantasy, part funniness. I read a book in the series recently and fell in love.

P.S. If anyone can recommend any good books about Korea, fiction or non, that are dealing with pre 1945 Korea, I will be very grateful. There are plenty of histories out there dealing with modern stuff, but I know it already. It's really hard to find stuff about stuff prior to that (fiction or non).
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
Because I think posts without pictures are boring:



While I have womanfully resisted starting the taiga drama Yoshitsune even after [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore's evilly enticing write-ups (it's 49 eps and I have slightly under 30 dramas to finish!), this did lead me to go look for various books on the topic so I ended up with:

Yoshitsune, a 15th century chronicle translated by Helen C. McCullough. I have a huge thing for historical chronicles and would have gotten this anyway. So far, the only feudal Japanese lit I read was Sei Sho-nagon's Pillow Book which was fascinating. I suppose Yoshitsune will be very different as it's written by a man.

Lynn Guest's Children of Hachiman (the novelization of the clan struggle in which Yoshitsune was involved, with Yoshitsune and his brother as main characters).

Kara Dalkey's Genpei, which takes the whole story and writes it as a fantasy (I am really looking forward to this because this could be very interesting).

I have also gotten my hands on a bunch of books about Tomoe Gozen (a female samurai of the era) by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. They are supposed to be good.

Actually, This is a wonderful website for listing almost any historical fiction out there that deals with Japan, that is in English. I am going to be pillaging that list like whoa.

Did I mention that my wonderful husband, in addition to getting me a gift certificate to nehaflix (an internet bollywood store) also bought me the first two volumes in Liz Williams' Inspector Chen series. The series is a fantasy set in future Singapore, where the realms of heaven, hell and earth co-exist. It's part mystery, part fantasy, part funniness. I read a book in the series recently and fell in love.

P.S. If anyone can recommend any good books about Korea, fiction or non, that are dealing with pre 1945 Korea, I will be very grateful. There are plenty of histories out there dealing with modern stuff, but I know it already. It's really hard to find stuff about stuff prior to that (fiction or non).

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