1000 Poems from the Manyoshu: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation

1000 Poems from the Manyoshu: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation

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By (author) Japanese Classics Translation Committee

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 362 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 23mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 25 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486439593
  • ISBN 13: 9780486439594
  • Illustrations note: 5 maps
  • Sales rank: 234,597

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Dating from the 8th century and earlier, the "Manyoshu" is the oldest Japanese poetry anthology; it is also widely considered to be the best. The 1,000 poems (out of a total of more than 4,500) in this famous selection were chosen by a distinguished scholarly committee based on their poetic excellence, their role in revealing the Japanese national spirit and character, and their cultural and historical significance. The acclaimed translations artfully preserve the simplicity and direct quality of the originals, and encompass an enormous range of human emotions and experiences. Text is in English only

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Dating from the 8th century and earlier, the "Manyoshu" is the oldest Japanese poetry anthology; it is also widely considered to be the best. The 1,000 poems (out of a total of more than 4,500) in this famous selection were chosen by a distinguished scholarly committee based on their poetic excellence, their role in revealing the Japanese national spirit and character, and their cultural and historical significance. The acclaimed translations artfully preserve the simplicity and direct quality of the originals, and encompass an enormous range of human emotions and experiences. Text is in English only.