Publication Date: 03/09/2009 ISBN: 9780141190945 Category:

The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

Anthony Thwaite, Geoffrey Bownas, Anthony Thwaite

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 03/09/2009 ISBN: 9780141190945 Category:
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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.

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