One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse.

Macmillan, Peter (ed.).

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It is one of the most influential works of classical Japanese literature, and dates from around 1230-40. Its influence upon culture and the visual arts in that country is inestimable, and even today it is the most widely known collection of verse there. The poems are about nature, the seasons, travel, and above all, love. A magical collection.

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How the night deepens. A ribbon of frost is stretched across the bridge of magpie wings the lovers will cross.' The best-loved and most widely read of all Japanese poetry collections, the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu contains 100 short poems on nature, the seasons, travel, and, above all, love. Dating back to the seventh century, these elegant, precisely observed waka poems (the precursor of haiku) express deep emotion through visual images based on a penetrating observation of the natural world. Peter MacMillan's new translation of his prize-winning original conveys even more effectively the beauty and subtlety of this magical collection. Translated with an introduction and commentary by Peter MacMillan

Book Details

Author Macmillan, Peter (ed.).
Format PB
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint Penguin Classics
Number of Pages 304
Publish Date 30/05/2018
Catalogue Oct18
Catalogue book number 1029