Synopses & Reviews
In this collection (originally published by The Seabury Press in 1977 as , Kenneth Rexroth and Ikuko Atsumi have assembled representative works of seventy-seven poets. Staring with the Classical Period (645-1604 A.D.), characterized by the and styles,followed by haiku poets of the period (to 1867), the subsequent modern and poets,and including the contemporary school of free verse--Women Poets of Japan records twelve hundred years of poetic accomplishment. Included are biographical notes on the individual poets, an essay on Japanese women and literature, and a table of historical periods.
From early as the seventh century up to the present day, no other has had so many important women poets as Japan.
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