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ESSAYS IN IDLENESS AND HOJOKI " Record of the Ten-Foot Square Hut tr. McKinney

ESSAYS IN IDLENESS AND HOJOKI " Record of the Ten-Foot Square Hut tr. McKinney
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Two of the most important Buddhist tracts from Japan

A Penguin Classic

Both of these works on life's fleeting pleasures are by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each represents a different worldview. In Essays in Idleness, his lively and sometimes ribald collection of anecdotes, advice, and observations, Kenko displays his fascination with earthly matters. In the short memoir Hojoki, or The Ten Foot Square Hut, however, Chomei recounts his decision to withdraw from worldly affairs and live as a hermit.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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9780141192109
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Paperback
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Publication Date: 
July 29, 2014