100 Poems from the Japanese (Paperback)

By Kenneth Rexroth (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811201810, 140pp.

Publication Date: June 17, 1955

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Description

The poems are drawn chiefly from the traditional Manyoshu, Kokinshu and Hyakunin Isshu collections, but there are also examplaes of haiku and other later forms. The sound of the Japanese texts i reproduced in Romaji script and the names of the poets in the calligraphy of Ukai Uchiyama. The translator's introduction gives us basic background on the history and nature of Japanese poetry, which is supplemented by notes on the individual poets and an extensive bibliography.