Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai

Kanagawa oki nami-ura by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849)

I'm a bit of a SF/ Fantasy bluff, and many years ago I read "24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai". Bit misleading, the novel's not by Hokusai (that's the title) but is a short Science Fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. It won the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

What really grabbed me were the woodblock prints by Hokusai. They were gorgeous. The story followed a widow's travels around Japan. For e-book owners you can download* a EPUB version here (right click and save as).

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Cinderella said...

Good Tuesday morning to you, YW.
The wood block print you showed from the book IS excellent. I can use another book to read, will see if I can order a paperback from amazon.

Cinderella11pm said...

Just came by to say hello and wish you a Happy Sunday YW:)

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.