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Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times: Selected Haiku of Basho
Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times: Selected Haiku of Basho
by David Young
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Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master. Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century Japan, is a poet attuned to the natural... (read more)

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Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan
Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan
by Kazuaki Tanahashi
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“The Zen monk Ryokan has become one of the most popular poets in Japanese history. Living in a small mountain hut rather than a temple, and preferring to play with children to ceremonies, he captured his warm humanity, gentle humor, and deep spirit... (read more)

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One Hundred Poems from the Japanese
One Hundred Poems from the Japanese
by Kenneth Rexroth
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The poems are drawn chiefly from the traditional , and 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.... (read more)

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The Pillow Book (Penguin Classics)
The Pillow Book (Penguin Classics)
by Sei Shonagon
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Sei Shonagon (c. 966-1017) was a gentlewoman in the court of Empress Teishi in what is now Kyoto, Japan. Meredith McKinney lived and taught in Japan for twenty years and now teaches in the Japan Centre at the Australian National University.... (read more)

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Japanese Death Poems
Japanese Death Poems
by Yoel Hoffman
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"A wonderful introduction the Japanese tradition of jisei, this volume is crammed with exquisite, spontaneous verse and pity, often hilarious, descriptions of the eccentric and committed monastics who wrote the poems." —Tricycle: The Buddhist... (read more)

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Crow with No Mouth
Crow with No Mouth
by Ikkyu
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An eccentric classic of Zen poetry When Zen master Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481) was appointed headmaster of the great temple at Kyoto, he lasted nine days before denouncing the rampant hypocrisy he saw among the monks there. He in turn invited them to look... (read more)

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches
The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches
by Basho
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Basho, the Japanese poet and diarist, was born in Iga-ueno near Kyoto in 1644. He spent his youth as companion to the son of the local lord, and with him he studied the writing of seventeen-syllable verse. In 1667 he moved to Edo (now Tokyo) where he... (read more)

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Tale of Genji
Tale of Genji
by Shikibu Murasaki
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The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel—written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks... (read more)

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Tale  of Genji (10 Edition)
Tale of Genji (10 Edition)
by Shikibu
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Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world's first novel, but as one of the... (read more)

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Tale of Genji (01 Edition)
Tale of Genji (01 Edition)
by Murasaki Shikibu
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Murasaki Shikibu, born in 978, was a member of Japan's Fujiwara clan, which ruled behind the scenes during the Heian Period by providing the brides and courtesans of all the emperors. Lady Murasaki's rare literary talent, particularly her skill as a... (read more)

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The Tale of the Heike
The Tale of the Heike
by Royall Tyler
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From the acclaimed translator of The Tale of Genji, a groundbreaking rendering of Japanand#8217;s great martial epic The fourteenth-century Tale of the Heike is Japanand#8217;s Iliadand#151;a moving depiction of the late twelfth-century wars between the... (read more)

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The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji
by Shikibu Murasaki
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Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings (Shambhala Classics)
Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings (Shambhala Classics)
by Basho
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"One of the undisputed masterpieces of Japanese Literature. . . . Hamill achieves a kind of luminosity of language that I find unparalleled in other translations of this work."—Burton Watson, Columbia University "Lucid and engaging... (read more)

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Ten Foot Square Hut & Tales of the Heike
Ten Foot Square Hut & Tales of the Heike
by A L Sadler
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Readers of medieval Japanese literature have long been captivated by its romance and philosophy. In this volume, two acclaimed thirteenth century classics, The Ten Foot Square Hut and Tales of the Heike, are presented in translation. The Ten Foot Square... (read more)

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Dance of the Dust on the Rafters: Selections from Ryojin-Hisho
Dance of the Dust on the Rafters: Selections from Ryojin-Hisho
by Yasuhiko Moriguchi
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Selections from Ryojin-hisho, a classic of Japanese literature, translated here for the first time into English. These folk songs, roughly a thousand years old, are as contemporary as the breeze in the pines, the flowers in the meadow, the spring... (read more)

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Life of an Amorous Woman (UNESCO Collection of Contemporary Works)
Life of an Amorous Woman (UNESCO Collection of Contemporary Works)
by Ihara Saikaku
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One of the great fiction writers of Japan, Ihara Saikaku (1623-93) wrote of the lowest class in the Tokugawa world--the townsmen who were rising in wealth and power but not in official status. The title story in this collection of 12 works, told by an... (read more)

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The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales
The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales
by Haruo Shirane
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Burton Watson and Haruo Shirane, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese anecdotal ( setsuwa) literature. These orally narrated and written tales drew on both local folk... (read more)

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The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono No Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Ja Pan (Vintage Classics)
The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono No Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Ja Pan (Vintage Classics)
by Komachi
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Women Poets of Japan
Women Poets of Japan
by Kenneth Rexroth
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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... (read more)

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Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson
Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson
by Yosa Buson
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"Lovers of haiku will rejoice at the arrival of this book, the first complete translation of the collected haiku of Yosa Buson...rendered into English with obvious care and devotion...Through Buson we realize what haiku is best at expressing—this... (read more)

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