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

100 Poems From The Japanese

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Editor: New Directions Publishing
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 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

Anthology Of Japanese Literature

Author: Donald Keene
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802198651
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A landmark collection of five periods of literature from the Land of the Rising Sun. The sweep of Japanese literature in all its great variety was made available to Western readers for the first time in this anthology. Every genre and style, from the celebrated No plays to the poetry and novels of the seventeenth century, find a place in this book. An introduction by Donald Keene places the selections in their proper historical context, allowing the readers to enjoy the book both as literature and as a guide to the cultural history of Japan. Selections include “Man’yoshu” or “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” from the ancient period; “Kokinshu” or “Collection of Ancient and Modern Poetry,” “The Tosa Diary” of Ki No Tsurayuki, “Yugao” from “Tales of Genji” of Murasaki Shikibu, and “The Pillow Book” of Sei Shonagon from the Heian Period; “The Tale of the Heike” from the Kamakura Period; Plan of the No Stage, “Birds of Sorrow” of Seami Motokiyo, and “Three Poets at Minase” from the Muromachi Period; and Sections from Basho, including “The Narrow Road of Oku,” “The Love Suicides at Sonezaki” by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and Waka and haiku of the Tokugawa Period.

That Dada Strain

Author: Jerome Rothenberg
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811208604
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Poems consider the leaders of the Dada movement, jazz, Jewishness, war, mortality, the labor movement, and religion

From The Country Of Eight Islands

Author: Hiroaki Sato
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231063951
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Poems from Japanese anthologies. Includes individual poets with textual and biographical notes.

Women Poets Of Japan

Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811208208
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A selection of the works of Japanese women poets from the seventh century to modern times is combined with critical biographies and an examination of their place in Japanese literature

Cold Mountain

Author: Hanshan
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231034500
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This collection is one of the earliest and most important works of Chinese Buddhist poetry and is especially influential in the later literature of the Zen Sect of Buddhism, which looked back to these poems as a classic of Zen literature. The poems cover a wide range of subjects: the conventional lament on the shortness of life, bitter complaints about poverty, avarice, and pride, accounts of the difficulty of official life under a bureaucratic system, attacks on the corrupt Buddhist clergy and the foolish attempts by Taoists to achieve immotal life, and incomparable descriptions of the natural world in a mountain retreat. These poems represent the largest number so far made available in English and are important both as vivid descriptions of the wild mountain scenery in Han-shan's home, Cold Mountain, and as metaphors of the poet's search for spiritual enlightenment and peace.

Land Of The Reed Plains

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Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 146291313X
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This collection of Japanese poetry and paintings is a wonderful addition to the collection of any enthusiast of Japanese poetry or culture. Land of the Reed Plains presents a rare and beautiful combination of Japanese lyric genius and artistic mastery. The poetry comes from the Manyoshu, Japan's earliest and greatest anthology and masterpiece of world literature, ably translated by Kenneth Yasuda. The 100 paintings that accompany the poems, each in full color, are the work of the contemporary Japanese artist Sanko Inoue. Their ability to evoke the beauties of an ancient past in a technique that speaks both of tradition and of today, confirms again the high and versatile place Sanko occupies in Japan's art world.

Record Of Miraculous Events In Japan

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Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535163
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The Nihon ryoiki, a collection of setsuwa, or "anecdotal" tales, compiled by a monk in late-eighth- or early-ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and the ways in which Buddhism's principles were adapted to the conditions of Japanese society. Beginning in the time before Buddhism was introduced to Japan, the text captures the effects of the nation's initial contact with Buddhism—brought by emissaries from the king of the Korean state of Paekche—and the subsequent adoption and dissemination of these new teachings in Japanese towns and cities. The Nihon ryoiki provides a crucial window into the ways in which Japanese Buddhists began to make sense of the teachings and texts of their religion, incorporate religious observances and materials from Korea and China, and articulate a popularized form of Buddhist practice and belief that could extend beyond monastic centers. The setsuwa genre would become one of the major textual projects of classical and medieval Buddhism, with nearly two dozen collections appearing over the next five centuries. The Nihon ryoiki serves as a vital reference for these later works, with the tales it contains finding their way into folkloric traditions and becoming a major source for Japanese authors well into the modern period.