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A Double Life (Russian Library)
A Double Life (Russian Library)
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ean: 9780231190787, isbn: 0231190786,

An unsung classic of nineteenth-century Russian literature, Karolina Pavlova’s A Double Life alternates prose and poetry to offer a wry picture of Russian aristocratic society and vivid dreams of escaping its strictures. Pavlova combines rich narra...


Masaoka Shiki
Masaoka Shiki
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ean: 9780231110914, isbn: 023111091X,

Here are graceful and timeless poems by one of Japan's greatest modern writers, rendered by a master translator. Masaoka Shiki (1867–1902) is credited with modernizing Japan's two traditional verse forms, haiku and tanka. Born at a time of social a...


Ghalib: Selected Poems and Letters (Translations from the Asian Classics)
Ghalib: Selected Poems and Letters (Translations from the Asian Classics)
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This selection of poetry and prose by Ghalib provides an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the preeminent Urdu poet of the nineteenth century. Ghalib's poems, especially his ghazals, remain beloved throughout South Asia for their arresting ...


Poems of a Mountain Home (TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS)
Poems of a Mountain Home (TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS)
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ean: 9780231074926, isbn: 0231074921,

Gathers two hundred poems by the twelfth-century Japanese poet, and offers a brief introduction to his life and the traditions of Japanese court poetryISBN13: 9780231074926. Condition: New. Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee...


How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook (How to Read Chinese Literature)
How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook (How to Read Chinese Literature)
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ean: 9780231156585, isbn: 0231156588,

Designed to work with the acclaimed course text How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology, the How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook introduces classical Chinese to advanced beginners and learners at higher levels, teaching them how to appreciate ...


Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds
Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds
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ean: 9780231150842, isbn: 0231150849,

In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America's foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centurie...


The Songs of Chu: An Anthology of Ancient Chinese Poetry by Qu Yuan and Others (Translations from the Asian Classics)
The Songs of Chu: An Anthology of Ancient Chinese Poetry by Qu Yuan and Others (Translations from the Asian Classics)
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mpn: 9780231166072, ean: 9780231166072, isbn: 0231166079,

Sources show Qu Yuan (?340–278 BCE) was the first person in China to become famous for his poetry, so famous in fact that the Chinese celebrate his life with a national holiday called Poet's Day, or the Dragon Boat Festival. His work, which forms t...


How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context: Poetic Culture from Antiquity Through the Tang (How to Read Chinese Literature)
How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context: Poetic Culture from Antiquity Through the Tang (How to Read Chinese Literature)
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ean: 9780231185370, isbn: 0231185375,

How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context is an introduction to the golden age of Chinese poetry, spanning the earliest times through the Tang dynasty (618–907). It aims to break down barriers―between language and culture, poetry and history―that h...


Just Living
Just Living
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ean: 9780231125529, isbn: 0231125526,

The medieval Buddhist poet-monk Tonna (1289–1372) was regarded as the leading poet of his day and a prominent scholar and critic. Despite his commoner status, he was assigned the task of acting as compiler for an imperial anthology of poetry and co...


Grass Hill
Grass Hill
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ean: 9780231056069, isbn: 0231056060,

Gensei, a seventeenth century Nichiren sect monk, composed poetry in Chinese and was a leading figure among the literary elite of his era. "Grass Hill" offers translations of over sixty of these poems, as well as a dozen prose pieces and an extensive...


The Prose Poem in France
The Prose Poem in France
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The Resurrected Skeleton: From Zhuangzi to Lu Xun (Translations from the Asian Classics)
The Resurrected Skeleton: From Zhuangzi to Lu Xun (Translations from the Asian Classics)
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The early Chinese text Master Zhuang (Zhuangzi) is well known for its relativistic philosophy and colorful anecdotes. In the work, Zhuang Zhou ca. 300 B.C.E.) dreams that he is a butterfly and wonders, upon awaking, if he in fact dreamed that he was ...


Idly Scribbling Rhymers: Poetry, Print, and Community in Nineteenth-Century Japan (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)
Idly Scribbling Rhymers: Poetry, Print, and Community in Nineteenth-Century Japan (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)
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How can literary forms fashion a nation? Though genres such as the novel and newspaper have been credited with shaping a national imagination and a sense of community, during the rapid modernization of the Meiji period, Japanese intellectuals took a ...


The Lotus Boat
The Lotus Boat
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How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context: Poetic Culture from Antiquity Through the Tang (How to Read Chinese Literature)
How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context: Poetic Culture from Antiquity Through the Tang (How to Read Chinese Literature)
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ean: 9780231185363, isbn: 0231185367,

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How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context is an introduction to the golden age of Chinese poetry, spanning the earliest times through the Tang dynasty (618–907). It aims to break down barriers―between language and culture, poetry and history―that h...


The Isle Full of Noises
The Isle Full of Noises
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Hawk of the Mind: Collected Poems (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan)
Hawk of the Mind: Collected Poems (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan)
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ean: 9780231184687, isbn: 0231184689,

Yang Mu is a towering figure in modern Chinese poetry. His poetic voice is subtle and lyrical, and his work is rich with precise images and crystalline thoughts invoking temporality and remembrance. A bold innovator and superb craftsman, he elegantly...


Haiku Before Haiku: From the Renga Masters to Basho (Translations from the Asian Classics)
Haiku Before Haiku: From the Renga Masters to Basho (Translations from the Asian Classics)
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ean: 9780231156486, isbn: 0231156480,

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While the rise of the charmingly simple, brilliantly evocative haiku is often associated with the seventeenth-century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, the form had already flourished for more than four hundred years before Basho even began to write. These...


As Through a Veil: Mystical Poetry in Islam (American Lectures on the History of Religions)
As Through a Veil: Mystical Poetry in Islam (American Lectures on the History of Religions)
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ean: 9780231052467, isbn: 0231052464,

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A history of mystical Islamic poetry, not only in Arabic and Persian, but also in the popular folk traditions of regional vernacular languages, including a chapter on Rumi and Sufi poetry...


Modern Japanese Tanka (Modern Asian Literature Series)
Modern Japanese Tanka (Modern Asian Literature Series)
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ean: 9780231104326, isbn: 0231104324,

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This form of poetry, similar to haiku, is a short classical Japanese verse form that has attracted considerable attention in North America this century. This collection of tanka poems consists of 400 poems by 20 renowned Japanese poets, with biograph...



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