A Gap in the Clouds: A New Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu

by James Hadley

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A Gap in the Clouds: A New Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu | 9781910251829 | James Hadley

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ISBN:9781910251829

Format:Paperback / softback

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Compiled around 1235, the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, or Oguras 100 Poems by 100 Poets, is one of the most important collections of poetry in Japan. Though the poets include emperors and empresses, courtiers and high priests, ladies-in- waiting and soldier-calligraphers, the collection is far more than a fascinating historical document. As the translators of this new edition note in their Introduction, ‘these beautiful poems have endured because their themes are universal and readily understood by contemporary readers’.

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