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Love poems from the Japanese

Author: Kenneth Rexroth; Sam Hamill
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, Inc., 2003.
Series: Shambhala library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawn from classical, medieval, and modern sources - including the imperial collections of the Manyoshu and Kokinshu - the poems in this collection are some of the greatest love poems from the Japanese tradition. The poems range in tone from the spiritual longing of an isolated monk to the erotic ecstasy of a court princess - but share the extraordinary simplicity and luminosity of language that marks Kenneth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Rexroth; Sam Hamill
ISBN: 1570629765 9781570629761
OCLC Number: 50155712
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Previously published as Shambhala pocket classics in 1994.
Description: xi, 141 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Shambhala library.
Responsibility: translated by Kenneth Rexroth ; edited by Sam Hamill.
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"Drawn from classical, medieval, and modern sources - including the imperial collections of the Manyoshu and Kokinshu - the poems in this collection are some of the greatest love poems from the Japanese tradition. The poems range in tone from the spiritual longing of an isolated monk to the erotic ecstasy of a court princess - but share the extraordinary simplicity and luminosity of language that marks Kenneth Rexroth's verse style. An introduction by the poet and translator Sam Hamill, the editor of this collection, and short biographies of the poets are included"--Front flap.

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