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The experience of a 'Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage'

Aug 22, 2015

The experience of a 'Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage'

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The pilgrimage experience is not singular. It can be a journey of enlightenment, a chance to improve your health or to expiate for a wrong deed. And there’s also the more mundane business of administering to blisters. Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage, by Michael Pye267 pagesEquinox ...

Memories of those marked by nuclear war

Aug 8, 2015

Memories of those marked by nuclear war

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August, 2015. This is a month of great testimonials: outpourings of guilt, grief, consternation, remorse, atonement and, for those whose ends are not served by an honest reckoning of the past, evasion. Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, by Susan Southard.416 pagesViking, Nonfiction. It was, ...

New translation of the world's oldest novel

Aug 1, 2015

New translation of the world's oldest novel

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‘The Tale of Genji,” written by Murasaki Shikibu around 1,000 A.D., is regarded by many as the world’s first novel and is arguably the most influential work of Japanese literature ever written, inspiring countless other works of drama, fiction and fine art. The Tale ...