One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each. A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse. PETER MACMILLAN.

One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each. A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse.

United Kingdom. Penguin Books. 2018. Stock ID #159458

Maps, black and white illustrations, 248pp, glossary, notes, paperback. Translated with a commentary by Peter Macmillan. A prize-winning translation of the most widely known and popular collection of Japanese poetry. Hyakunin Isshu is the most famous and popular collection of Japanese poetry, and the first work of Japanese literature ever to be translated into English. Compiled in the fourteenth century, the book is a collection of one hundred waka poems (a precursor of haiku), dating back to the seventh century. It's had a huge influence on Japanese culture ever since it was first published, and is considered one of the three most important works of Japanese classical literature along with The Tale of Genji and Tales of Ise. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159458).

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