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- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The clichés 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... 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51
Born in India, her mother tongue Gujurati, educated in America and now living in Germany, Sujata Bhatt in her writing bridges continents, languages and identities. In Pure Lizard she further explores the dislocations and transformations first encountered in her acclaimed first collection Brunizem (1988). A being with 'pure lizard' skin appears as... more...
- Beacon Press 2004; US$ 12.00
Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her life and poetry. In this collection, Robert... more...
- Hong Kong University Press 2008; US$ 40.00
This book shows that poetry, historicism, and humanism together make possible civilizations that afford the best chance for the human species to develop, for individuals to perfect themselves, and for the hard earned achievement of making the human historical to persist. more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99
Beginning in the sixth century C.E. and continuing for more than a thousand years, an extraordinary poetic practice was the trademark of a major literary movement in South Asia. Authors invented a special language to depict both the apparent and hidden sides of disguised or dual characters, and then used it to narrate India's major epics, the Ramayana... more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 35.99
In this "guided" anthology, experts lead students through the major genres and eras of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the modern time. The volume is divided into 6 chronological sections and features more than 140 examples of the best shi , sao , fu , ci , and qu poems. A comprehensive introduction and extensive thematic table of contents... more...