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- Auckland University Press 2005; US$ 15.99
Love and the rearticulation of New Zealand mythology from a Polynesian perspective are the central themes of this new collection of Hawaii-based Maori poetry. The poems open up two cultural traditions?a Polynesian oral tradition and a written European tradition?with subjects that range from ancient myths to the complexity and moral ambiguity of the... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 11.95
Butterfly Mother is a collection of epic songs from the rich oral tradition of the Miao (Hmong) people of southwest China. These poetic narratives, traditionally performed by two groups of singers, relate the creation of a world in which everything is alive, and listeners find that besides mountains, rivers, trees, and creatures, inanimate objects... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations?many new and exclusive to the book?by an array of distinguished translators. Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
Harold G. Henderson was, from 1927 to 1929, the Assistant to the Curator of Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art. In 1930 he went to Japan, where he lived the following three years. On his return to this country he joined the faculty at Columbia University, where he taught Japanese and initiated a course in the history of Japanese art.... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1990; US$ 34.00
This slim volume is a memorial to a long friendship between two men, brought together in Hong Kong by their common work and by their common love of Chinese petry, just 50 years ago.Norman Lockhart Smith was then the Colonial Secretary in Hong Kong and my late father, Sir Robert Kotewall, the only member of the Executive Council representing the Chinese... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1961; US$ 9.00
A poet of substance though little noticed, Sir Francis Hubert (1568-1629) embodies in his life and works much of the agitated spirit of his times.His verse Historie of Edward the Second, its strong element of political satire, and its minatory finger wagging at the Queen, earned him her official displeasure. He is one of a host of literary figures,... more...
- Editorial Kairos 2008; US$ 10.99
This inspirational and beautiful collection of 70 Japanese haiku combines poetry with spiritual exploration. By treating each poem as a mystery that must be solved, the author encourages readers to use the poems to connect with Japanese culture, awaken their senses, and embark on a spiritual journey. Esta colección inspiradora y hermosa de... more...
- IP (Interactive Publications) 2011; US$ 10.00
Two of Australia's most accomplished tanka artists collaborate in this bi-lingual (English / Japanese) collection. Saeko Ogi, whose primary language is Japanese but who is at home in English, and Amelia Fielden, whose primary language is English with wide experience in Japanese, write their tanka, in both languages, in response to those of the other.... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1995; US$ 19.95
Despair and hope are two emotions commonly voiced by poets in the Man'yoshu, the oldest and most important collection of Japanese poetry. Although written over thirteen hundred years ago, the poems retain a rare freshness, an originality that delights and fascinates even today. Part of the collection's originality is due to its variety of authors,... more...