100 Poems From The Japanese

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ISBN: 0811223787
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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. 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.

One Hundred Poems From The Japanese

Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811201810
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A collection of Japanese poems accompanied by their English translations

One Hundred More Poems From The Japanese

Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811206198
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The original texts are presented in romaji, the transliteration into the Western alphabet, in this collection representative of a wide range of classical, medieval, and modern poetry

One Hundred Poems From The Chinese

Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811201803
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Selected translations from the poetry of the Sung Dynasty together with thirty-five poems by Tu Fu

One Hundred More Poems From The Chinese

Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811201797
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An assemblage of delicate Chinese verse which delicately explore the worlds of love, nature, and meditation.

One Hundred More Poems From The Chinese Love And The Turning Year

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ISBN: 0811223922
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An assemblage of delicate Chinese verse which delicately explore the worlds of love, nature, and meditation. Love and the Turning Year includes a selection from the Yueh Fu—folk songs from the Six Dynasties Period (fourth-fifth centuries A.D.). Most of the songs are simple, erotic lyrics. Some are attributed to legendary courtesans, while others may have been sung at harvest festivals or marriage celebrations. In addition to the folk songs, Rexroth offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse: works by 60 different poets, from the third century to our own time. Rexroth always translated Chinese poetry—as he said—“solely to please myself.” And he created, with remarkable success, English versions which stand as poems in their own right.

The Woman On The Bridge Over The Chicago River

Author: Allen R. Grossman
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811207157
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Routines

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811214780
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Routines, first published by New Directions in 1964 and going through four printings, is now reissued with the addition of three more of Ferlinghetti's very short experimental plays.

Selected Poems

Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811224015
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The late Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) is surely one of the most readable of this century's great American poets. He is also one of the most sophisticated. Like William Carlos Williams, he honed his writing to a controlled and direct language. His intellectual complexity matches Wallace Stevens, his polymath erudition Ezra Pound. He is first among our nature poets. His love poems and erotic lyrics are unsurpassed. Rexroth's Selected Poems brings together in a single volume a representative sampling of sixty years' work. Here are substantial passages from his longer poems: The Homestead Called Damascus(1920-1925), begun while the poet was in his teens; the cubist Prolegomenon to a Theodicy (1925-1927); the philosophical masterpiece The Phoenix and the Tortoise (1940-1944) and The Dragon and the Unicorn (1944-1950); and the meditative The Heart's Garden, The Garden's Heart (1967). The shorter poems were originally gathered in In What Hour (1940), The Art of Wordly Wisdom (1949),The Signature of All Things (1950), In Defense of the Earth (1956), Natural Numbers(1964), New Poems (1974), and The Morning Star (1979).

Sun Rock Man

Author: Cid Corman
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811200240
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Cid Corman writes, For the vast majority of Italians and others to whom the name means anything, Matera is synonymous with abject poverty and backwardness. In fact, being the capital of its province, which occupies the lower and Eastern half of the region known today as La Basilicata, in the highlands inland between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic, it is relatively affluent in a world where degradation is the rule. It has a railway terminal, all the functionary establishments of authority, more than a dozen churches, and a growing middle-class. In the outlying areas, in the castle villages perched on remote mountains, is poverty undisguised, unmitigated, and kept quiet. I came to this community quite by accident, penniless, and stayed to teach there for a year and a half. What I saw, what I learned, what I felt, my relations to others there and that of earth and air, fire and water, to them and to myself, should be implicit, if not explicit, in these poems.""