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- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 27.99
One of the best scholar-translators in the field presents a selection of writings by Tonna (1289--1372), an outstanding medieval Buddhist poet-monk, very little of whose work has been translated until now. Tonna was regarded as the leading NijoŻ poet of his day and was known as one of the Four Deva Kings of the Waka. This anthology contains translations... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
Explores the urban, cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Lucknow. Ruth Vanita analyzes Rekhti, a type of Urdu poetry distinguished by afemale speaker and a focus on women's lives,and shows how it becamea catalyst for the transformation of the ghazal. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 50.00
Written by Leung Ping-kwan in the 1980s and 1990s, this volume of poetry evokes the complexity of Hong Kong city life in the critical moments preceding the 1997 handover. The poet muses upon the problems of cultural identity and the passing of time, and explores the relationship between poetry and other genres and media within a cross-cultural and... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
Revered by many as the very embodiment of altruism, the late Khunu Rinpoche devoted his life to the development of bodhicitta ?the aspiration to achieve enlightenment for the sake of all living beings. Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea is a collection of Khunu Rinpoche's inspirational verse?presented here in both English and the original Tibetan.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
Rather than resist the vast social and cultural changes sweeping Japan in the nineteenth century, the poet Masaoka Shiki (1867?1902) incorporated new Western influences into his country?s native haiku and tanka verse. By reinvigorating these traditional forms, Shiki freed them from outdated conventions and made them more responsive to newer trends... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00
This book brings together fresh research from experts on contemporary Chinese poetry, built upon one of the most glorious poetic traditions of any civilization in the world yet historically neglected by scholars in English. This comprehensive volume offers readable and provocative treatments of many of the most important Chinese poets of our age. more...
- Counterpoint 2003; US$ 15.00
Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself by brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. The haiku verse form is a superb means of studying Zen modes of thought and expression, for its seventeen syllables impose a rigorous limitation that confines the poet to vital experience. Here haiku by Matsuo Basho (1644-94) ? the greatest Japanese... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00
In a culture where poetry is considered the highest form of human language, Gendun Chopel is revered as Tibet’s greatest modern poet. Born in 1903 as British troops were preparing to invade his homeland, Gendun Chopel was identified at any early age as the incarnation of a famous lama and became a Buddhist monk, excelling in the debating courtyards... more...