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Written by court princesses, exiled officials, Zen priests, and recluses, the one hundred and fifty poems translated here represent te rich diversity of Japan's poetic tradition. Varying in tone from the sensuous and erotic to the profoundly spiritual, each poem captures a sense of the poignant beauty and longing known only in the fleeting experience of the moment. "In Sam Hamill's translations - free, strong, and clear - the deep currents of the originals run true." — Jane Hirshfield

Synopsis:

Written by court princesses, exiled officials, Zen priests, and recluses, the one hundred and fifty poems translated here represent the rich diversity of Japan's poetic tradition. Varying in tone from the sensuous and erotic to the profoundly spiritual, each poem captures a sense of the poignant beauty and longing known only in the fleeting experience of the moment. The translator has selected these five-line tanka--one of the great traditional verse forms of Japanese literature--from sources ranging from the classical imperial anthologies of the eighth and tenth centuries to works of the early twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570623004
Subtitle:
Japanese Poems of Love and Longing
Translator:
Hamill, Sam
Translator:
Hamill, Sam
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Waka
Subject:
Waka -- Translations into English.
Edition Description:
Rev. and expanded ed.
Series:
Shambhala centaur editions
Series Volume:
83
Publication Date:
December 1996
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.72x6.22x.39 in. .43 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Written by court princesses, exiled officials, Zen priests, and recluses, the one hundred and fifty poems translated here represent the rich diversity of Japan's poetic tradition. Varying in tone from the sensuous and erotic to the profoundly spiritual, each poem captures a sense of the poignant beauty and longing known only in the fleeting experience of the moment. The translator has selected these five-line tanka--one of the great traditional verse forms of Japanese literature--from sources ranging from the classical imperial anthologies of the eighth and tenth centuries to works of the early twentieth century.
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