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  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141395937
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99
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One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each

A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse




A new translation of the most widely known and popular collection of Japanese poetry

The best-loved and most widely read of all Japanese poetry collections, the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu contains 100 short poems on nature, the seasons, travel, and, above all, love. Dating back to the seventh century, these elegant, precisely observed waka poems (the precursor of haiku) express deep emotion through visual images based on a penetrating observation of the natural world. Peter MacMillan's new translation of his prize-winning original conveys even more effectively the beauty and subtlety of this magical collection.

  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141395937
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

Praise for One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each

By far the best translation to date

Donald Keene

For more than seven centuries, these poems have resonated with countless readers ... [Peter Macmillan's] excellent new translation of these poems makes clear why they have mattered so much for so long ... [revealing] the vivid emotions that have kept the heart of the collection beating all this time

TIME

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