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Poems of a Mountain Home contains translations of two hundred of Saigyos poems. The translations follow the traditional topical arrangement used in Japanese editions of Saigyos work, allowing the reader to appreciate the poet's celebration of each season of the year.

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achievement. Saigyo (1118-1190) is one of the best known and most influential of the traditional Japanese poets. The nonpareil Burton Watson has here translated 200 of Saigyo's poems, almost all written in the 31-syllable tanks form. The initial sections on the four seasons are followed by a group of poems on the subject of romantic love, and religious and philosophical themes. The volume closes with striking experimental poems from the poet's last years. Watson's translations are accompanied by a romanized version of the Japanese original and identification of its location in Japanese anthologies. A splendid
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ISBN:
9780231074933
Translator:
Watson, Burton
Author:
Watson, Burton
Author:
Saigyo
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Mountain life
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Publication Date:
19920531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.22x5.63x.72 in. .82 lbs.

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