1000 Poems from the Manyoshu

The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation
Author(s): Anonymous
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Nov 15, 2012
Product Number: EB00794440
Released: Dec 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486123479
Publisher: Dover Publications
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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 spirit and character, and their cultural and historical significance. The acclaimed translations artfully preserve the simplicity and direct quality of the originals, and encompass an enormous range of human emotions and experiences. Text is in English only.