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978-1-57062-976-1 / 1570629765

Love Poems from the Japanese (Shambhala Library)

by Hamill, Sam

Publisher:Shambhala

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Drawn from classical, medieval, and modern sourcesincluding the imperial collections of the Manyoshu and Kokinshuthe poems in this collection are some of the greatest love poems from the Japanese tradition. The poems range in tone from the spiritual longing of an isolated monk to the erotic ecstasy of a court princessbut share the extraordinary simplicity and luminosity of language that marks Kenneth Rexroth's verse style. An introduction by the poet and translator Sam Hamill, the editor of this collection, and short biographies of the poets are included.

The Shambhala Library is a series of exquisitely designed and produced cloth editions of the world's spiritual and literary classics, both ancient and modern. Perfect for collecting or as gifts, each volume features a sewn binding, decorative endsheets, and a ribbon markera delightful-to-hold 4 x 6 trim size.

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