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The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse (Penguin Classics)

ISBN13: 9780141190945
ISBN: 0141190949
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $17.0
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Pages: 352
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Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The clich├ęs of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems, and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved. The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half. This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from the earliest, primitive period, through the Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo periods, ending with modern poetry from 1868 onwards, including the rising poets Tamura Ryuichi and Tanikawa Shuntaro.