WEFOUNDGrass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori


It's over ten years since the publication of the first book Across the Nightingale Floor (2002). Since then the Tales of the Otori have been world wide best sellers appealing to millions of readers in over 36 countries.

Film rights were sold before the first book was published to Universal Studios for Kennedy/Marshall, and David Henry Hwang was assigned as script writer. As yet the film has not been developed beyond the scripting stage.

The title is a Japanese phrase (kusamakura) which means sleeping outside. It occurs in the poem used as the epigraph for Across the Nightingale Floor:

It's over ten years since the publication of the first book Across the Nightingale Floor (2002). Since then the Tales of the Otori have been world wide best sellers appealing to millions of readers in over 36 countries.

Film rights were sold before the first book was published to Universal Studios for Kennedy/Marshall, and David Henry Hwang was assigned as script writer. As yet the film has not been developed beyond the scripting stage.

The title is a Japanese phrase (kusamakura) which means sleeping outside. It occurs in the poem used as the epigraph for Across the Nightingale Floor:

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The album comes to a close with the religious song “Faith Moved A Mountain.” It is a really cute song about a little girl named Faith and a mountain of a man who is ironically named Tiny. Tiny has lived alone on the mountain as long as anyone can remember. Nobody talks to him and everyone is afraid of him. One day the little girl came across Tiny and she tells him that it doesn’t matter what he has done even if he has done bad things because Jesus still loves him. Tiny begins to cry as he is touched by the little child’s words. It’s a nice feel good song to end a relatively dark album.

It's over ten years since the publication of the first book Across the Nightingale Floor (2002). Since then the Tales of the Otori have been world wide best sellers appealing to millions of readers in over 36 countries.

Film rights were sold before the first book was published to Universal Studios for Kennedy/Marshall, and David Henry Hwang was assigned as script writer. As yet the film has not been developed beyond the scripting stage.

The title is a Japanese phrase (kusamakura) which means sleeping outside. It occurs in the poem used as the epigraph for Across the Nightingale Floor:

Published Works | In Whitman's Hand | Life & Letters | Commentary | Resources | Pictures & Sound


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