for Kindle Fire, Apple, Android, Nook, Kobo, PC, Mac, BlackBerry ...

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Comrade Loves of the Samurai

Comrade Loves of the Samurai by Ihara Saikaku
Add to cart
US$ 14.95
In Comrade Loves of a Samurai, themes of homosexual love between the samurai are explored. To the old Japanese such love among samurai was quite permissible. The sons of samurai families were urged to form homosexual alliances while youth lasted, and often these loves matured into lifelong companionships. Saikaku describes Japanese love scenes of all kinds with a frankness that has made him a favorite with expurgators, but he discusses different types of love with tenderness and compassion.

The Songs of the Geisha included in this volume is a collection of geisha folk songs composed to be sung to the accompaniment of the shamisen. All of the songs have a charmingly nostalgic quality which fitted well with the time and the circumstances for which they were composed. They are intimately personal, expressing the feelings of the geisha towards their sympathetic listeners. Love, frustration, and the futility of hope are their main themes. These lyrics, for all their erotic symbolism, are restrained and tactful, and their erotic beauty must be felt rather than heard.
Tuttle Publishing; June 2011
160 pages; ISBN 9781462900435
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: Comrade Loves of the Samurai
Author: Ihara Saikaku; Edward Powys Mathers
 
Buy, download and read Comrade Loves of the Samurai (eBook) by Ihara Saikaku; Edward Powys Mathers today!
More Fiction
ISBNs
1462900437
9781462900435
9784805307717