The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

» Various

Introduction by - Geoffrey Bownas

Translator - Geoffrey Bownas

Editor - Geoffrey Bownas

Editor - Anthony Thwaite

Introduction by - Anthony Thwaite

Translator - Anthony Thwaite

Penguin Classics
Paperback : 03 Sep 2009

£10.99

Synopsis

Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The clichés of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems, and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved. The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half. This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from the earliest, primitive period, through the Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo periods, ending with modern poetry from 1868 onwards, including the rising poets Tamura Ryuichi and Tanikawa Shuntaro.

Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780141190945
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 352
Published : 03 Sep 2009
Publisher : Penguin Classics

The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

» Various

Introduction by - Geoffrey Bownas

Translator - Geoffrey Bownas

Editor - Geoffrey Bownas

Editor - Anthony Thwaite

Introduction by - Anthony Thwaite

Translator - Anthony Thwaite

£10.99

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