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Japanese Death Poems

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Although the consciousness of death is in most cultures very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei, or the "death poem." Such a poem is often written in the very last moments of the poet's life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 127 x 175.26 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Tuttle Publishing
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0804831793
  • 9780804831796
  • 68,602

About Yoel Hoffman

Professor Yoel Hoffman has written several books on Buddhism and comparative philosophy, including The Sound of the One Hand, Radical Zen: the Sayings of Joshu, and The Idea of Self-East and West.show more

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