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Buddha4: The forest of Uruvela

By: Tezuka, Osamu

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Part of the Buddha series
0007224540 / 9780007224548
Paperback
741.5
02/05/2006
Stock expected by 12/04/2020
England
Graphic novels
20 cm 370 p. : chiefly ill.
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/ Lead title The fourth book in the classic eight volume graphic novel series retelling the story of Buddha, from the godfather of the genre. / Perfect for comic lovers and those wanting a fresh approach to the story of Buddha / Teaser marketing campaign to announce to existing fans that the novels are coming. / Innovative and exciting online marketing to encourage word of mouth. / Massive Graphic Novel library initiative launching in 2006 / The 8 part series will be published with two books launched every other month from April 2006.

This is the fourth book in the classic eight volume graphic novel series retelling the story of Buddha, from the godfather of the genre.

In book four, unfulfilled by the teachings of renowned ascetics, Siddhartha agrees to follow Dhepa into the forest of trials.

But the final ordeal of little Assjai proves to be his most poignant lesson.

As Siddhartha searches his heart and yearns for his family, the Kosalans discover the true caste of their queen - a despised shudra, disguised as a noble kshatriya.

For the insult, the Buddha's homeland will pay dearly. Originated in the 1970s, "Buddha" is Osamu Tezuka's unparalleled rendition of the life and times of Prince Siddhartha.

Tezuka's storytelling genius and consummate skill at visual expression blossom fully as he contextualizes the Buddha's ideas; with an emphasis on, action, emotion, humour and conflict as Prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression.Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezuka's "Buddha" predicates enlightenment upon recognizing the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering one's life sensibly, his approach is slightly irreverent in that it incorporates something that Western commentators often eschew, namely, humour.

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FXA Graphic novels: Manga

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