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One Hundred Poems from the Japanese

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The poems are drawn chiefly from the traditional Manyoshu, Kokinshu and Hyakunin Isshu collections, but there are also examplaes of haiku and other later forms. The sound of the Japanese texts i reproduced in Romaji script and the names of the poets in the calligraphy of Ukai Uchiyama. The translator's introduction gives us basic background on the history and nature of Japanese poetry, which is supplemented by notes on the individual poets and an extensive bibliography.

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Now in its 23rd printing Rexroth's famous anthology of classic Japanese poems. The sound of the Japanese texts is reproduced in Romji script and the names of the poets in the calligraphy of Ukai Uchiyama. With a translator's introduction, notes on the individual poets and an extensive bibliography.

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A collection of Japanese poems accompanied by their English translations.

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It is remarkable that any Westerner--even so fine a poet as Kenneth Rexroth--could have captured in translation so much of the subtle essence of classic Japanese poetry: the depth of controlled passion, the austere elegance of style, the compressed richness of imagery.

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ISBN:
9780811201810
Translator:
Rexroth, Kenneth
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Translator:
Rexroth, Kenneth
Author:
Rexroth, Kenneth
Location:
New York
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Japanese poetry
Subject:
Translations from japanese
Subject:
English poetry -- Translations from Japanese.
Subject:
Ogura hyakunin isshu
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
New Directions pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
82-102
Publication Date:
19550617
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.4 in 0.35 lb

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Product details 140 pages New Directions Publishing Corporation - English 9780811201810 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now in its 23rd printing Rexroth's famous anthology of classic Japanese poems. The sound of the Japanese texts is reproduced in Romji script and the names of the poets in the calligraphy of Ukai Uchiyama. With a translator's introduction, notes on the individual poets and an extensive bibliography.
"Synopsis" by , A collection of Japanese poems accompanied by their English translations.
"Synopsis" by , It is remarkable that any Westerner--even so fine a poet as Kenneth Rexroth--could have captured in translation so much of the subtle essence of classic Japanese poetry: the depth of controlled passion, the austere elegance of style, the compressed richness of imagery.
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