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Love Songs From The Man'yoshu: Selections From A Japanese Classic

Love Songs From The Man'yoshu: Selections From A Japanese Classic (Paperback)

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It was the first golden age of Japanese civilization. Suddenly, in the eighth century, there appeared the great metropolis of Nara, its broad avenues lined with magnificent temples. Culture rushed in from Korea, from China, and, over the Silk Road, from as far away as Persia. And in this age Japanese literature found its first voice, a clear and powerful one, in the Man'yoshu. Literally The Collection of the Thousand Leaves,' this sweeping anthology, its poets ranging from emperors to beggars, is often considered the pinnacle of Japanese verse. In'

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry anthologies by various poetsFiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc Publication Date: 01/08/2000 ISBN-13: 9784770026422  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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MIYATA MASAYUKI Cut-out illustrator. Born in Tokyo in 1926. He was discovered by the distinguished writer Tanizaki Jun'ichiro and went on to create his own distinct realm in kiri-e (cut-out illustrations). In 1995, Miyata was selected from among contemporary artists worldwide to be the UN's official artist. Miyata's representative works include illustrations for The Narrow Road to Oku, The Tale of Genji and The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. OOKA MAKOTO Poet and literary critic. Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1931. His Kioku to genzai (1956, Memory and the Present) is a volume of poems rich in intellectual lyricism. Among his other writings are Toji no kakei (1969, Lineage of a Profligate); Ki no Tsurayuki (1971), a study of the poet who compiled the Kokinshu poetic anthology; and Nihon shiika kiko (1978, Travels through Japanese Poetry). IAN HIDEO LEVY Novelist and scholar of Japanese literature. Born in California in 1950 and educated in Taiwan, America and Japan. He received the American Book Award in 1982 for his translation of the classic Japanese poetry anthology, the Man'yoshu. He won the coveted Noma Prize for New Writers for his novel, written in Japanese, Seijoki no kikoenai heya (1992, The Room Where the Star-Spangled Banner Cannot Be Heard). DONALD KEENE U.S. scholar and translator of Japanese literature. Born in New York City in 1922. His scholarly publications, ranging from a study of the Kojiki to discussions of contemporary literature, have established the foundations for the appreciation of Japanese literature in the West. He has been awarded the Kikuchi Kan Prize (1962), the Order of the Rising Sun (1974), the Japan Foundation Award (1984), and the Asahi Prize (1998).

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