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  • Ballads of the Eastby Shamus A'Rabbitt; Georgi "Sapajou" Sapojnikoff

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 13.99

    A collection of poetryby poet laureate of the China Treaty Ports Shamus A'Rabbitand cartoons by Sapajou, This compilation offers a fresh perspective on the foreign experience in Old China. From A'Rabbit?s sharp and hilarious portrayals of travelers in the Orient to his bouncy and rhythmic satirical wit and distaste for hypocrisy and pretension, this... more...

  • The Art of Haikuby Stephen Addiss

    Shambhala 2012; US$ 28.99

    In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon?with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have embraced it. This proliferation of the joy of haiku is cause for celebration?but it can also compel us to go... more...

  • Haikuby Stephen Addiss; Fumiko Y. Yamamoto; Akira Y. Yamamoto

    Shambhala 2009; US$ 9.99

    This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory.... more...

  • Recite and Refuseby Nick Admussen

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Chinese prose poetry today is engaged with a series of questions that are fundamental to the modern Chinese language: What is prose? What is it good for? How should it look and sound? Millions of Chinese readers encounter prose poetry every year, both in the most official of state-sponsored magazines and in the unorthodox, experimental work of the... more...

  • 1000 Poems from the Manyoshuby Anonymous

    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...

  • Teikaby Paul S. Atkins

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 68.00

    Fujiwara no Teika (1162?1241) was born into an illustrious lineage of poets just as Japan?s ancien régime was ceding authority to a new political order dominated by military power. Overcoming personal and political setbacks, Teika and his allies championed a new style of poetry that managed to innovate conceptually and linguistically within the... more...

  • The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetryby Tony Barnstone; Chou Ping

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • Lips too Chilledby Matsuo Basho

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    ' Nothing more lonely -' A selection of Basho's most magical haiku Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden... more...

  • A Zen Waveby Matsuo Basho; Robert Aitken; W.S. Merwin

    Counterpoint 2003; US$ 14.99

    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 haiku... more...

  • Narrow Road to the Interiorby Matsuo Basho; Sam Hamill; Stephen Addiss

    Shambhala 2006; US$ 17.99

    Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644?1694)?who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty?is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts... more...