Enciclopedia Degli Spiriti Giapponesi

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
ISBN: 9788898002719
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La Paura In Giappone Yokai E Altri Mostri Giapponesi

Author: Marta Berzieri
Editor: Caravaggio Editore
ISBN: 8895437101
Size: 10,38 MB
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101 Great Samurai Prints

Author: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486155226
Size: 10,56 MB
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Kuniyoshi was a master of the warrior woodblock print — and these 18th-century illustrations represent the pinnacle of his craft. Full-color portraits of renowned Japanese samurais pulse with movement, passion, and remarkably fine detail.


Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Editor: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770461109
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Meet one of Japan’s most popular characters of all time—Kitaro, the One-Eyed Monster Boy Meet Kitaro. He’s just like any other boy, except for a few small differences: he only has one eye, his hair is an antenna that senses paranormal activity, his geta sandals are jet-powered, and he can blend into his surroundings like a chameleon. Oh, and he’s a three-hundred-and-fifty-year-old yokai (spirit monster). With all the offbeat humor of an Addams Family story, Kitaro is a lighthearted romp in which the bad guys always get what’s coming to them. Kitaro is bestselling manga-ka Shigeru Mizuki’s most famous creation. The Kitaro series was inspired by a kamishibai, or storycard theater, entitled Kitaro of the Graveyard. Mizuki began work on his interpretation of Kitaro in 1959. Originally the series was intended for boys, but once it was picked up by the influential Shonen magazine it quickly became a cultural landmark for young and old alike. Kitaro inspired half a dozen TV shows, plus numerous video games and films, and his cultural importance cannot be overstated. Presented to North American audiences for the first time in this lavish format, Mizuki’s photo-realist landscapes and cartoony characters blend the eerie with the comic.

Shadow Magic

Author: Joshua Khan
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 148473789X
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Thorn, an outlaw's son, wasn't supposed to be a slave. He's been sold to Tyburn, an executioner, and they're headed to Castle Gloom in Gehenna, the land of undead, where Thorn will probably be fed to a vampire. Lilith Shadow wasn't supposed to be ruler of Gehenna. But following the murder of her family, young Lily became the last surviving member of House Shadow, a long line of dark sorcerers. Her country is surrounded by enemies and the only way she can save it is by embracing her heritage and practicing the magic of the undead. But how can she when, as a girl, magic is forbidden to her? Just when it looks like Lily will have to leave her home forever, Thorn arrives at Castle Gloom. A sudden death brings them together, inspires them to break the rules, and leads them to soar to new heights in this fantasy with all the sparkle and luster of a starry night sky

Lo Sguardo Del Cinema Sul Giappone

Author: Pino Viscusi
Editor: Youcanprint
ISBN: 8892607820
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Pino Viscusi, artista poliedrico ed originale affonda a piene mani in questa ricchissima produzione, nelle pagine del suo libro "Lo sguardo del cinema sul Giappone", imbastisce un'esaudiente retrospettiva che include opere ispirate al Giappone, dirette sia da registi giapponesi che occidentali. Molte pagine del libro, in particolare quelle relative ai film "Mitsuko, la figlia del samurai" (1936), "Hoichi, il cantore senza orecchi" (1964), "Memorie di una geisha" (2005), intendono fornire al lettore le necessarie informazioni e chiavi di interpretazione, una "cultura in pillole" essenziale ed utile al tempo stesso.

Villa Incognito

Author: Tom Robbins
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 0553901923
Size: 15,24 MB
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Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (don’t even try to imagine the love story) and you’ll have a foretaste of Tom Robbins’s eighth and perhaps most beautifully crafted novel--a work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat. On one level, this is a book about identity, masquerade and disguise--about “the false mustache of the world”--but neither the mists of Laos nor the smog of Bangkok, neither the overcast of Seattle nor the fog of San Francisco, neither the murk of the intelligence community nor the mummery of the circus can obscure the linguistic phosphor that illuminates the pages of Villa Incognito. A female fan once wrote to Tom Robbins: “Your books make me think, they make me laugh, they make me horny and they make me aware of the wonder of everything in life.” Villa Incognito will surely arouse a similar response in many readers, for in its lusty, amusing way it both celebrates existence and challenges our ideas about it. To say much more about a novel as fresh and surprising as Villa Incognito would run the risk of diluting the sheer fun of reading it. As his dedicated readers worldwide know full well, it’s best to climb aboard the Tom Robbins tilt-a-whirl, kiss preconceptions and sacred cows goodbye and simply enjoy the ride. From the Hardcover edition.

Enciclopedia Illustrata Dei Simboli

Author: Cecilia Gatto Trocchi
Editor: Gremese Editore
ISBN: 9788884403254
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Author: Yukio Mishima
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811213127
Size: 12,10 MB
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'Was it death he was now waiting for? Or a wild ecstasy of the senses?' For the young army officer of Yukio Mishima's seminal story, 'Patriotism, ' death and ecstasy become elementally intertwined. With his unique rigor and passion, Mishima hones in on the body as the great tragic stage for all we call social, ritual, political.

Tradition Veda And Law

Author: Federico Squarcini
Editor: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857284363
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The essays presented in this volume constitute a progression from general considerations related to the ‘etic’ (in the geertzian sense of the word) approach to South Asian cultural productions, to peculiar and detailed investigations of them. Such a sequence is meant to develop a renovated and systemic approach, through which these specific cultural materials should be interpreted: materials not to be read in isolation, nor with an overemphasised concern for cultural relativity. Rather, they should be viewed as meaningful examples of sophisticated intellectual and cultural procedures to be included into a broader comparative discussion, also in order to increase the quality and the depth of such debate.