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- Steerforth Press 2015; US$ 14.99
Machi Tawara's first book of poems, The Anniversary of the Salad combines the classical 'tanka' form with the subject of a modern love affair. It became a sensation, selling over 2 million copies - and the 'salad phenomenon' in Japanese culture was comparable to the 'bananamania' that followed publication of the first novel by Tawara's contemporary... more...
- Beacon Press 2004; US$ 14.00
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.00
Du Fu (712?770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry?still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator of Chinese poets, gives us a sparkling new translation of Du Fu?s verse, arranged to give us a tour of the life, each ?chapter? of poems preceded... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11
Attributed to Valmiki, thought to be India's first poet, the Ramayana's origins date back thousands of years when it was first committed to Sanskrit. Since then, generations of children the world over have grown up with its story of Rama's quest to recover his wife Sita from her abduction by Raavana, the Lord of the Underworld. The tale has been... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.95
In The Interior Landscape the great Indian poet and translator A.K. Ramanujan has drawn on a celebrated anthology of classical Tamil poetry to compose an unforgettable sequence of love poems. The story unfolds in a series of dramatic exchanges between a shifting array of characters?the lovers, relatives, friends, rivals, and sundry passersby?and... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 15.00
In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy a 23?year?old person attempts to explain to himself the possible origins, ends, and cures of anger, worry, despair, obsession, and confusion, while concurrently experiencing those things in various contexts including a romantic relationship, a book of poetry, and the arbitrary nature of the universe. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99
To the Center of the Earth is Michael Fried's first collection of poems to appear in the United States. It includes selections from an earlier volume, Powers , as well as more recent work. For all their economy, Fried's "muscular, tense and immensely resonant" poems, to quote one critic, are among the most sensuously direct and arresting being written... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
Dating from the 8th century and earlier, the Manyoshu is the oldest Japanese poetry anthology; it is also widely considered to be the best. The 1,000 poems (out of a total of more than 4,500) in this famous selection were chosen by a distinguished scholarly committee based on their poetic excellence, their role in revealing the Japanese national... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95
Known as the "Collection of Myriad Leaves," or the "Collection for a Myriad Ages," the Manyoshu is Japan's most significant early anthology of poetry. The poems date from the eighth century and earlier, and their simplicity and sincerity offer glimpses of a literary culture beginning to define itself. The Manyoshu is virtually silent on the topics... more...
- New York Review Books 2016; US$ 16.95
The deepest and most varied of the Tang dynasty poets, Tu Fu (Du Fu) is, in the words of David Hinton, the ?first complete poetic sensibility in Chinese literature.? Tu Fu merged the public and the private, often in the same poem, as his subjects ranged from the horrors of war to the delights of friendship, from closely observed landscapes to remembered... more...