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The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse
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The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

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Author: Geoffrey Bownas

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 368


The Penguin Book of Japanese Versecontains over 700 poems from the third century to the twentieth, including both tanka ('short poem') and haiku, and covering such classic themes as nature, love, partings and time. Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The cliches 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.
  • Author: Geoffrey Bownas

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Tags: April-2021, Classics, Paperback / softback, Penguin Classics, Poetry, September-2021
  • Barcode: 9780141190945
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