Essays in Idleness and Hojoki

Essays in Idleness and Hojoki



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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141192109
  • 224  Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

New to Penguin Classics: two of the most important Buddhist tracts from Japan

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, however, Chomei recounts his decision to withdraw from worldly affairs and live as a hermit.
Essays in Idleness and Hojoki

Essays in Idleness and Hojoki

Kenko, Chomei, Translator: Meredith McKinney, Introduction by: Meredith McKinney, Notes by: Meredith McKinney

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