This text on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory was originally composed in 1643 by an undefeated samurai. It analyses the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies ever...
William Scott Wilson is the foremost translator into English of traditional Japanese texts on samurai culture. He received BA degrees from Dartmouth College and the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies, and an MA in Japanese literary studies from the University of Washington. His best-selling books include The Book of Five Rings, The Unfettered Mind, and The Lone Samurai, a biography of Miyamoto Musashi.