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Japanese Poems of Love and Longing

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Only Companion: Japanese Poems of Love and Longing
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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.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 1997
Contributors
Edited by Sam Hamill Translated by Sam Hamill
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Imprint
Shambhala Publications Inc
Pages
128
Dimensions
127x185x10
ISBN-13
9781570623004
Product ID
1646148

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