An Anthology of Classical Japanese Poetry: From Man'yōshū to Shinkokinshū

This book contains one thousand Japanese poems in English translation, with the earliest having been composed in the late sixth century, and the latest early in the thirteenth It covers just over five hundred years of poetic development in Japan, focussed on the work produced by the court aristocracy The poems have been selected from the nine anthologies which form the cThis book contains one thousand Japanese poems in English translation, with the earliest having been composed in the late sixth century, and the latest early in the thirteenth It covers just over five hundred years of poetic development in Japan, focussed on the work produced by the court aristocracy The poems have been selected from the nine anthologies which form the core of the canon of classical Japanese poetry the eighth century Man y sh , and the later imperially commissioned Kokinsh 915 920 , Gosensh 951 , Sh ish 1005 11 , Gosh ish 1086 , Kin y sh 1124 27 , Shikash 1151 , Senzaish 1187 and Shinkokinsh 1205 The poems are presented in romanised transcription and translation, and accompanied by annotations to clarify intertextual links and provide supplementary information about poetic expressions, personages and locations, but the overall intention has been to create translations which could be read and enjoyed as English poems first, with the annotations available for those who wish to delve into the poems compositional techniques and alternative interpretations deeply Context to the poetry is provided by an introduction covering how and why classical Japanese poems were composed, and what qualities defined a poet of the period.
An Anthology of Classical Japanese Poetry From Man y sh to Shinkokinsh This book contains one thousand Japanese poems in English translation with the earliest having been composed in the late sixth century and the latest early in the thirteenth It covers just over five

  • Title: An Anthology of Classical Japanese Poetry: From Man'yōshū to Shinkokinshū
  • Author: T.E. McAuley
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  • Page: 215
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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