By Edith Marcombe Shiffert, Yuki Sawa
The kingdom of eastern poetry within the 20th century, its top of the range and individuality is obviously proven during this e-book. The creation provides a brief,lucid historical past of poetry in Japan, with the emphasis on sleek poetry. The physique of the booklet is taken up with the interpretation of the paintings of forty-nine largely acclaimed poets: free-verse poets, tanka poets, and haiku poets. on the again are notes giving illuminating biographical and literary information regarding each one poet. the distinction of the translations and the lucidity of the advent and notes make the ebook a treasure for poetry fanatics all over .
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Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry by Edith Marcombe Shiffert, Yuki Sawa