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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 pr Not bad but there are better collectionstranslations out there Carter s anthology for Stanford Press is far superiorAlso I d like to have a long conversatio

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The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

Poetry remains a living part of Book of eBook #9734 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 I may be silent butI m thinking I may not talk butDon t mistake me for a wall Tsuboi Shigeji Silent butThis fairly sleek little book is really a fantastic su

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Imitive period through the Nara Heian Kamakura Muromachi and Edo periods ending with modern poetry from onwards including the The Penguin PDF or rising poets Tamura Ryuichi and Tanikawa Shuntar If you are interested in Japanese poetry then this is an ideal place to start The first three uarters of this poetic anthology focuses primarily on tradition


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  1. says:

    Introduction by Anthony ThwaiteJapanese Poetry and Japan's Poets by Geoffrey BownasFurther Reading The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse From the Earliest Times to the Present NotesAppendices1 Glossary of Japan's Poetic Forms2 Taste words The Japanese Aesthetic3 Some Prosodic Techniues of the Japanese Poet4 Glossary5 Chronolo

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    An excellent book to pick up if you haven't any experience with japanese poetry I've read uite a few of the poets and poems that are featured but it was still nice to read them again The New Style Poetry section was specially enjoyableSome I

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    I may be silent butI'm thinking I may not talk butDon't mistake me for a wall Tsuboi Shigeji Silent butThis fairly sleek little book is really a fantastic survey of Japanese poetry starting at around 270 AD and going all the way up to modern times As somewhat of an aficionado for Japanese literature this is the jackpot It's got everything I could possibly ask for haikus tanka waka kanshi free form poems excer

  4. says:

    I guess I've read most of the poems in the original Japanese Yes poetry is that popular in Japan And I like the translation I've seen in this book

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    Not bad but there are better collectionstranslations out there; Carter's anthology for Stanford Press is far superiorAlso I'd like to have a long conversation with the editor at Penguin who chose to devote a total of three pages to Matsuo Basho one page to Yosa no Buson and 90 pages to twentieth century Japanese poets all of whom are terrible they even manage to leave out Santoka Taneda who is literally the only good haiku poet after 1910

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    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 mille

  7. says:

    If you are interested in Japanese poetry then this is an ideal place to start The first three uarters of this poetic anthology focuses primaril

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    I think fort he most part I enjoyed the older poems to the newer ones but this was still an enjoyable read I liked the vast range of poetry that was presented and it was nice to find some new poets to read in future

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    Short simple solemn poetry seemingly unbroken in pursuit of its own aim and style for over a thousand years Well that's my impression since the front and back matter is not as enlightening as it should be there is all of one sentence explaining the method and intent of these translations

  10. says:

    so i enjoyed this a lot read treal slow tho caus eim kinda lazy but uhhhhh yrah was pretty cool im not usually a f