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Murmured conversations : a treatise on poetry and Buddhism

Author: 心敬(1406-1475) ; Shinkei; Esperanza U Ramirez-Christensen
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008.
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"Murmured Conversations is the first complete and rigorously annotated translation of Sasamegoto (1463-1464), considered the most important and representative poetic treatise of the medieval period in Japan because of its thoroughgoing construction of poetry as a way to attain, and signify through language, the mental liberation (satori) that is the goal of Buddhist practice. It is a fascinating document revealing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Shinkei, 1406-1475.
Murmured conversations.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)654130831
Named Person: Shinkei; Shinkei; Shinkei.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: 心敬(1406-1475) ; Shinkei; Esperanza U Ramirez-Christensen
ISBN: 9780804748636 0804748632
OCLC Number: 191207351
Description: xiv, 416 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Prologue --
2. Renga History --
3. On the Tsukubashu --
4. Post-Shinkokinshu Waka --
5. Ancient and Middle-Period Renga --
6. The Character of the Work of the Early Masters --
7. The Style of Ineffable Depth (Yugen) --
8. Learning and the Study of Renga --
9. The Role of Waka in Renga Training --
10. On Hokku --
11. Double Meaning in Poetry --
12. The Manifold Configurations of Poetry --
13. The Roots of Poetry in Temporality --
14. Poetic Process as a Contemplation --
15. The Wisdom of Nondiscrimination --
16. Right Teaching and the Individual Poet --
17. The Influence of Companions in the Way --
18. Poetry and the Mundane Mind --
19. The Issue of Fame as Index of Poetic Value --
20. Poetry Is an Existential Discipline --
21. Poetry Is a Self-Consuming Passion --
22. Worldly Glory Versus Reclusive Concentration --
23. Criticism Is a Function of One's Own Limitations --
24. Sitting with a Master --
25. Constant Practice Is Decisive --
26. Valorizing the Deviant or Obscure --
27. The Difficulty of Comprehending Superior Poetry --
28. The "Vulgar" Verse --
29. Plagiarism --
30. Excessive Straining After Effect --
31. Semantic Confusion --
32. Incomprehensibility --
33. The Close Link and the Distant Link --
34. On Hen-jo-dai-kyoku-ryu; as the Structure of the Renga Link --
35. On Rikugi: The Six Types of Poetry --
36. Poetry Contests and Criticism --
37. Marks and Grade Points in Renga --
38. One's True Poetry Emerges in Old Age --
39. The State of Renga in Our Time --
40. About Hen-jo-dai-kyoku-ryu --
41. The Central Place of Grace (en) in the Poetic Process --
42. Verses on the Moon, Flowers, and Snow --
43. The Verse of Ineffable Remoteness (Yoon) --
44. Renga Rules and Buddhist Precepts: The Question of Morality and Freedom --
45. Poetry and Zen Meditation, the Cosmic Body, and the True Word --
46. The Link Between Maeku and Tsukeku --
47. The Nature and Goal of Criticism --
48. Selecting Friends of the Way --
49. The Close Link and the Distant Link --
50. On the Issue of the Ultimate Style --
51. Discipline in the Mind-Ground --
52. Orthodoxy and Plurality --
53. Reclusion --
54. The Impartiality of Divine Response --
55. Heredity, Social Status, and the Way --
56. The Mark of Temporality in Talent, Training, and Fame or Obscurity --
57. The Difficulty of Achieving the Way: The Transmission of Mind Is Beyond Language --
58. Mutually Supportive and Antagonistic Arts --
59. The Practice of Poetry in Our Time --
60. The Question of the True Buddha and the Ultimate Poem --
61. The Ten Virtues --
62. Epilogue --
Appendix. Biographical Notes.
Other Titles: Sasamegoto.
Responsibility: by the poet-monk Shinkei ; translation, commentary, and annotation by Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen.
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