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An Introduction to Japanese Court Poetry

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The poetry written by the Japanese imperial court between A.D. 550 and 1350 is one of the great literatures of the world. The present volume, an introduction to that literature, is at once a condensation, a reorganization, and an extension (to A.D. 1500) of Japanese Court Poetry (1961), by the author and Robert H. Brower, the standard treatment of the subject is in English ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published 1968 by Stanford University Press
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Jonathan
Jul 23, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miner is not necessarily the best translator, but he is one of the essential scholars in this field for Western audiences. A really well put together book.
Sherry
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in the late 70's by a friend who knew I was fascinated with Japan, long before I went to visit that country that I still resonate with in many ways. Maybe I wouldn't have gone if it weren't for this book, actually..? Feelings, sacred we have feelings.. This book is about feeling, and I can do no more to review it than to quote a few passages.

"This news I hear,
That you my friend,
are plunged in grief, comes from afar,
But still I must raise my voice in weeping;
Your distant
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Tonileg
Jun 21, 2013 marked it as to-read
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I love certain types of poetry, especially nature and human emotions so of course I wanted to know more about Japanese court poetry. I already have this fantasy of the Taira period of Japanese culture and I've read and re-read 'Tale of Genji' too many times so when I stumbled upon this book, I had to read more about this period form a historical view.

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Beautiful poetry written by the Japanese imperial court between A.D. 550 and 1350.
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