The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse Author Anthony Thwaite
ISBN-10 9780141931890
Release 2009-09-03
Pages 368
Download Link Click Here

Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The clichés of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems, and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved. The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half. This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from the earliest, primitive period, through the Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo periods, ending with modern poetry from 1868 onwards, including the rising poets Tamura Ryuichi and Tanikawa Shuntaro.



The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse Author Geoffrey Bownas
ISBN-10 9780141190945
Release 2009-09-03
Pages 285
Download Link Click Here

A broad-reaching anthology contains accessible translations of more than 700 poems and includes selections from periods ranging from the Nara and Heian to the Kamakura and Muramachi eras, in a treasury that includes examples of tanka, haiku and complex forms. Reprint.



The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse Author Geoffrey Bownas
ISBN-10 9780141190945
Release 2009-09-03
Pages 285
Download Link Click Here

A broad-reaching anthology contains accessible translations of more than 700 poems and includes selections from periods ranging from the Nara and Heian to the Kamakura and Muramachi eras, in a treasury that includes examples of tanka, haiku and complex forms. Reprint.



The Penguin Book of Haiku

The Penguin Book of Haiku Author Anon
ISBN-10 9780141395258
Release 2017-12-28
Pages 304
Download Link Click Here

The first Penguin anthology of Japanese haiku, in vivid new translations by Adam L. Kern. Now a global poetry, the haiku was originally a Japanese verse form that flourished from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Although renowned for its brevity, usually running three lines long in seventeen syllables, and by its use of natural imagery to make Zen-like observations about reality, in fact the haiku is much more: it can be erotic, funny, crude and mischievous. Presenting over a thousand exemplars in vivid and engaging translations, this anthology offers an illuminating introduction to this widely celebrated, if misunderstood, art form. Adam L. Kern's new translations are accompanied here by the original Japanese and short commentaries on the poems, as well as an introduction and illustrations from the period.



The Penguin book of Zen poetry

The Penguin book of Zen poetry Author Lucien Stryk
ISBN-10 UOM:39015002603242
Release 1977
Pages 160
Download Link Click Here

The Penguin book of Zen poetry has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Penguin book of Zen poetry also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Penguin book of Zen poetry book for free.



Bawdy verse

Bawdy verse Author E. J. Burford
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056163556
Release 1982
Pages 308
Download Link Click Here

Bawdy verse has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bawdy verse also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bawdy verse book for free.



The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories Author Theodore William Goossen
ISBN-10 9780192803726
Release 1997
Pages 452
Download Link Click Here

This collection of short stories, including many new translations, is the first to span the whole of Japan's modern era from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the first writings to assimilate and rework Western literary traditions, through the flourishing of the short story genre in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Taisho era, to the new breed of writers produced under the constraints of literary censorship, and the current writings reflecting the pitfalls and paradoxes of modern life, this anthology offers a stimulating survey of the development of the Japanese short story. Various indigenous traditions, in addition to those drawn from the West, recur throughout the stories: stories of the self, of the Water Trade (Tokyo's nightlife of geishas and prostitutes), of social comment, love and obsession, legends and fairytales. This collection includes the work of two Nobel prize-winners: Kawabata and Oe, the talented women writers Hirabayashi, Euchi, Okamoto, and Hayashi, together with the acclaimed Tanizaki, Mishima, and Murakami. The introduction by Theodore Goossen gives insight into these exotic and enigmatic, sometimes disturbing stories, derived from the lyrical roots of Japanese literature with its distinctive stress on atmosphere and beauty.



On Love and Barley

On Love and Barley Author Matsuo Basho
ISBN-10 9780141907772
Release 1985-08-29
Pages 96
Download Link Click Here

Basho, one of the greatest of Japanese poets and the master of haiku, was also a Buddhist monk and a life-long traveller. His poems combine 'karumi', or lightness of touch, with the Zen ideal of oneness with creation. Each poem evokes the natural world - the cherry blossom, the leaping frog, the summer moon or the winter snow - suggesting the smallness of human life in comparison to the vastness and drama of nature. Basho himself enjoyed solitude and a life free from possessions, and his haiku are the work of an observant eye and a meditative mind, uncluttered by materialism and alive to the beauty of the world around him.



The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse

The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse Author H. Woudhuysen
ISBN-10 014042346X
Release 1993
Pages 920
Download Link Click Here

The years from the accession of Henry VIII to the crisis of the English republic in 1659 were one of the most fertile epochs in world literature, and this anthology offers a generous selection of its poetry. Arranged thematically, it is the first anthology fully to bring out the relationship between the period's poetry and politics, and to explore the growth of innovative humanist ideas and forms. It devotes generous space to women poets, is equally distinctive in its emphasis on popular literature and draws renewed attention to international influences on early modern British culture. With presentation kept as true as possible to the Renaissance originals, the texts have been freshly edited; while David Norbrook's Preface and Introduction illuminate some of the most controversial issues surrounding the Renaissance. A valuable range of appendices helps to make this a landmark text for the poetry and poetics of the period.



The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry Author Robert Chandler
ISBN-10 9780141972268
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 448
Download Link Click Here

An enchanting collection of the very best of Russian poetry, edited by acclaimed translator Robert Chandler together with poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering in the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose briefly gained the high ground in the second half of the nineteenth century, but poetry again became dominant in the 'Silver Age' (the early twentieth century), when belief in reason and progress yielded once more to a more magical view of the world. During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerous, subversive activity; nevertheless, poets such as Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova continued to defy the censors. This anthology traces Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the modern era, including work by several great poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov among them - in captivating modern translations by Robert Chandler and others. The volume also includes a general introduction, chronology and individual introductions to each poet. Robert Chandler is an acclaimed poet and translator. His many translations from Russian include works by Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolay Leskov, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, while his anthologies of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales are both published in Penguin Classics. Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and co-founder of the StoSvet literary project. Her most recent collection is 2013's Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel]. Boris Dralyuk is a Lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews and translator of many books from Russian, including, most recently, Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (2014).



Cat Town

Cat Town Author Sakutaro Hagiwara
ISBN-10 9781590178041
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 224
Download Link Click Here

Modernist poet Sakutarō Hagiwara’s first published book, Howling at the Moon, shattered conventional verse forms and transformed the poetic landscape of Japan. Two of its poems were removed on order of the Ministry of the Interior for “disturbing social customs.” Along with the entirety of Howling, this volume includes all of Blue Cat, Hagiwara's second major collection, together with Cat Town, a prose-poem novella, and a substantial selection of verse from the rest of his books, giving readers the full breadth and depth of this pioneering poet's extraordinary work.



Lips too Chilled

Lips too Chilled Author Matsuo Basho
ISBN-10 9780141398464
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 64
Download Link Click Here

'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 of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions Basho (1644-1694). Basho's On Love and Barley and The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches are available in Penguin Classics.



Japanese Journeys

Japanese Journeys Author Geoffrey Bownas
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063296894
Release 2005
Pages 264
Download Link Click Here

Geoffrey Bownas, widely known for his writings, translations, broadcasts and commentaries relating to Japan, and an eminent Japanese Studies scholar, has at last completed a memoir. It is a historical record of some significance tracking Japan's post-war history from abject poverty to unimaginable prosperity as the world's second largest economy, and the 'lost' post-bubble years.



The Premier Book of Major Poets

The Premier Book of Major Poets Author Anita Dore
ISBN-10 0449300501
Release 1970
Pages 302
Download Link Click Here

Works by British and American poets ranging from Chaucer to Richard Wilbur are arranged in such thematic categories as nature, generation, war, and protest



One Hundred Poems from the Japanese

One Hundred Poems from the Japanese Author Kenneth Rexroth
ISBN-10 0811201813
Release 1964
Pages 139
Download Link Click Here

A collection of Japanese poems accompanied by their English translations



As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams

As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams Author Sugawara no Takasue no Musume
ISBN-10 0140442820
Release 1971
Pages 153
Download Link Click Here

A Lady-in-waiting at a Heian court in medieval Japan records her personal feelings and reactions to social standards



Islamic Mystical Poetry

Islamic Mystical Poetry Author Mahmood Jamal
ISBN-10 9780141932248
Release 2009-10-29
Pages 384
Download Link Click Here

Written from the ninth to the twentieth century, these poems represent the peak of Islamic Mystical writing, from Rabia Basri to Mian Mohammad Baksh. Reflecting both private devotional love and the attempt to attain union with God and become absorbed into the Divine, many poems in this edition are imbued with the symbols and metaphors that develop many of the central ideas of Sufism: the Lover, the Beloved, the Wine, and the Tavern; while others are more personal and echo the poet's battle to leave earthly love behind. These translations capture the passion of the original poetry and are accompanied by an introduction on Sufism and the common themes apparent in the works. This edition also includes suggested further reading.