: Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan ( ): Eiji Yoshikawa, William Scott Wilson: Books. Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa – EPUB and MOBI formats. Book Description: In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire. As recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the.

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The yoshukawa efforts of these three men put an end to the Sengoku diji and ushered in a new age that many consider the renaissance of Japan’s history. As a result, Hideyoshi grew up very poor and had to earn a living at a very young age. Along the way we get to see lots of Nobunaga, Tokugawa and other important figures of the period. Perbandingan ketiga pemimpin dalam cerita ini pun memberi cermin tersendiri bagi masing-masing pembacanya, pembaca dibebaskan untuk menginterprestasikan sendiri siapa pemimpin yang paling baik sesuai karakter pembaca masing-masing.

Ieyasu pun menyadari hal ini. For example, the typical practice of shouting one’s own name and clan before killing an opponent was beginning to disappear.

Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

No trivia or quizzes yet. However the main reason it took so long is that I didn’t want it to end. If you don’t truly enjoy such books, this is just not one you should undertake. Interestingly, it does not cover the dozen years of his rule that followed, except to summarize it in a brief paragraph or two in the epilogue. The storytelling is excellent in seeing how the monkey-looking boy develops his unique way of strategic thinking.

Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan by Eiji Yoshikawa

I would even dare to say it is my Don Quixote of this year and that’s not just because they are similar in length. This item does not appear to have any files that can be experienced on Archive. Kalo tdk dibuat HC, barangkali punggung bukunya patah sejuta kali saat dibaca. For me, it pieced a lot of random knowledge together into a refreshingly coherent narrative.


Dia bukan budak makanan. Tsiko questions are not explicitly raised but the discerning reader quickly sniffs them out and waits in painful suspense for the denouement: Around this time he became interested in comic haiku.

Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. Yang saya suka ketika membaca kisah Jepang Klasik adalah sikap para samurai yang memegang teguh Janji Samurai. This is a translation. Karya berjudul Miyamoto Musashi yang ditulisnya tahun membuat namanya dikenal sebagai penulis novel fiksi histori.

The reader must enjoy detail and pay attention to the continual cascade of characters with dizzying Japanese names. Showing of 61 reviews. The Sakura blossoms fall, and so do castles and men; great lords hastily compose poignant death poems moments before receiving their quietus from this vale of tears; mountains are turned into funeral pyres and rivers are diverted to submerge castles.

If you have read James Clavell’s ‘Shogun’, you could almost pretend that ypshikawa story eihi a prequel, as it covered events that taijo only hashed over in the past tense in Shogun.

I won’t try to summarize the book – the print edition is pages – because it might take more than the 20, characters I am allotted for this review.

Does this book have a list of the characters’ names and who the are in the front to refer to? This is a story of feudal Japan and unification of the clannish and war torn country by a once poor, downtrodden commoner who became Taiko supreme ruler through a series of battles and diplomatic strategies.

The writing style just gives me the chills on the important occasions the characters have. As tailo by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: Sampai akhirnya dia dibunuh oleh Akechi Mitsuhide, salah satu pengikutnya yang berkhianat. He is cited as one of the best historical novelists in Japan.


Plot cerita yang kuat dan karakterisasi yang tergali dengan baik membuat penulis betah membaca buku ini dari awal sampai akhir hampir tanpa jeda. Oct 20, Farhan Sani rated it it was amazing. Write a customer review.

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For Hideyoshi’s passions are not limited to war and intrigue-his faithful wife, Nene, holds his love dear, even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu, sister of Hideyoshi’s chief strategist, falls prey to his desires; and the seductive Chacha, whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father’s castle, tempts his weakness. Dari semua orang yg menentang laju perubahan, tak seorang pun berhasil selamat — hlm Kedudukan, popularitas beralih pada Hideyoshi krn sesuai perkembangan zaman, ikut mendorong revolusi kecil dan kemajuan.

I’ve never had a particular desire to visit Japan prior to reading this book, but about halfway through I found myself wanting to go and visit the various places mentioned by the author. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The purported various romances promised on the dust jacket never come true. Among his best-known novels are revisions of older classics.