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Only companion - Sam Hamill

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Title
Only companion - Japanese poems of love and longing
Author
Sam Hamill
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Shambhala
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19961217

Written by court princesses, exiled officials, Zen priests, and recluses, the one hundred and fifty poems translated here represent the rich diversity of Japan's poetic tradition. Varying in tone from the sensuous and erotic to the profoundly spiritual, each poem captures a sense of the poignant beauty and longing known only in the fleeting experience of the moment. The translator has selected these five-line tanka-one of the great traditional verse forms of Japanese literature-from sources ranging from the classical imperial anthologies of the eighth and tenth centuries to works of the early twentieth century.

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Sam Hamill is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, essays, and translations from the classical Chinese and Japanese, ancient Greek, Latin, and other languages. He has been a recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.
He lives near Port Townsend, Washington.

Type
BOOK
Edition
Revised and expanded Edition
Keyword Index
Waka - Translations into English.
Country of Publication
Massachusetts
Number of Pages
124

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