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Kokinshū

Kokinshū

A Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern
Translated by Laurel Rasplica Rodd, Mary Catherine Henkenius
ISBN:
9780887272493
Description

This book is the first complete translation of the tenth-century Kokinshu, one of the most important anthologies of the Japanese classical tradition. Winner of the 1982 Japan-US Friendship Commission’s Literary Translation Award, Kokinshu links poems by topic, theme, imagery, and chronological progression to form an integrated anthology and return poetry to the public arena.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
1996
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
442pp
Reviews

Laurel Rodd's translation of the Kokinshū manages the extraordinary achievement of being both fresh and timeless, even through repeated readings. It enhances our understanding of why this collection has been so important to the Japanese literary tradition of the past thousand years.

— Amy Vladeck Heinrich, Columbia University