Monthly Archives: April 2014

Here bygynneth the Book of the Tales of Caunterbury

“Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote And bathed every veyne in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth Inspired hath in … Continue reading

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From the Japanese Noh Drama ‘Yashima,’ translated by Royall Tyler

“You have before you a monk lately come from Miyako. Never having seen Shikoku, I have set my heart on a pilgrimage through the provinces of the west.” -Traveling monks figure again and again in Japanese literature. There are important … Continue reading

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‘Rules of the Poet Wanderer’ from Oliver Statler’s ‘Japanese Inn’

-The American scholar Oliver Statler (1915-2002) still stands at the center of Western studies on the Shikoku pilgrimage. More to come in the future post… “Be prepared to die at anytime. Don’t think of tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of … Continue reading

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Jean-Christophe Rufin from “Immortelle randonnee: Compostelle malgre moi”

« C’est ainsi que les humains d’aujourd’hui, après le long détour des monothéismes, en reviennent parfois a des éblouissements spirituels qui leur font incarner le divin dans les objets de la nature : les nuages, la montagne, les chevaux. Le … Continue reading

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Lord Byron, from “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” LXSV.

“Are not the mountains, waves, and skies a part of me and of my soul, as I of them? Is not the love of these deep in my heart With a pure passion? should I not contemn All objects, if … Continue reading

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East or West

The Kyoudai Press has just launched a Kickstarter to raise the funds needed to publish its next book: East or West: A Walking Journey Along Shikoku’s 88 Temple Pilgrimage http://kck.st/QB8XPQ We have 32 days to meet our fundraising goals. I’m hoping that … Continue reading

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Alexandra Huddleston’ New Portfolio Website

I’ve just redesigned my portfolio website. Check it out here: http://www.alexandrahuddleston.com/

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