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    DescriptionThis graphic novel version of "The Book of Five Rings," the iconic book of confrontation and victory by the famed seventeenth-century duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, illuminates this brilliant manifesto, which has long inspired martial artists and anyone interested in cultivating a strategic mind. With evocative drawings and a distilled but faithful text adapted by acclaimed manga writer Sean Michael Wilson, "The Book of Five Rings" comes alive both as a guide to swordsmanship and strategy, and as a view into Musashi's world.

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    The Book of Five Rings
    A Graphic Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miyamoto Musashi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9781611800128
    ISBN 10: 1611800129

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Libri: I-GV
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.3
    BISAC V2.8: PHI003000
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 68
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004050
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO027000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FXZ
    DC22: 355.5/47, 355.547
    BISAC V2.8: CGN007000, CGN004140
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code:
    DC23: 741.5
    LC classification: U101 .W73 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: XAB, XQA
    Illustrations note
    Line Drawings Throughout
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    17 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Sean Michael Wilson is a comic book writer who lives in Japan. He has had more than a dozen books published by a variety of US, UK, and Japanese publishers, and he often works with Japanese and Chinese artists on manga-style books, such as "Hagakure" and "Yakuza Moon."
    Review quote
    "Truly a tribute to the original [classic]. There is a tremendous amount of depth and insight into this work, an exploration of the five elements of life (the 'five rings' of the title) that represent the cosmic Buddha. Readers get complex but eminently readable explorations of each ring and are led to see them all together as an overriding philosophy that enriches and broadens the life of any reader."--Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin "This graphic adaptation of Musashi's seventeenth-century treatise on the martial arts makes careful, effective use of imagery to emphasize both the narrative and instructional aspects of the original text. . . . Musashi's lessons, in their focus on preparation and mindfulness, can easily be applied to most areas of life. Kutsuwada's art is delicate and clean, balancing the physiological dynamics of swordplay with a clear-eyed appreciation of Musashi's natural environment. An engaging, thoughtful update of what could be esoteric."--"Publishers Weekly"