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Harp of Burma / Michio Takeyama ; translated from the Japanese by Howard Hibbett.


Rutland, Vt. : Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1966.
ISBN 9789140043429, 9140043428, 0804802327, 9780804802321

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman Reserves: Two Hours + Overnight
PL839.A58 B5613 1966 Available
American
LIB stacks
PL898.T34 H371 DUE 09-27-2017
Georgetown
Lauinger stacks
PL839.A58 B512 Available Request
Standard Title Biruma no tategoto. English
Subjects Burma -- Fiction.
Burma.
Japan -- Fiction.
Japan.
Series UNESCO collection of contemporary works. Translations series of contemporary works.
Description 132 pages ; 22 cm.
Copyright Date 1966.
(1992 printing).
Notes Translation of: Biruma no tategoto.
Also issued online.
Summary Near the end of World War II, the Japanese are facing defeat in Burma at the hands of the British Army. After Corporal Mizushima's unit surrenders he attempts to persuade other holdouts also to surrender without a struggle, now that the war is coming to an end. They refuse and in the final battle Mizushima is injured and rescued by a Buddhist monk. Thus begins a spiritual journey for Mizushima which ends with him adopting the robes of a monk and travelling the countryside, cremating and burying the war dead.
Originally published in Japanese in 1946, Tuttle first published this charming and fluid English translation of Harp of Burma in 1966.
Genre Fiction.
Geographic Area Japan
Burma
Network Numbers (OCoLC)681389
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Takeyama, Michio, 1903-1984.
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