The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse, Paperback / softback Book

The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse Paperback / softback

Edited by Anthony Thwaite, Geoffrey Bownas


Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today.

The cliches of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems, and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved.

The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half.

This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from the earliest, primitive period, through the Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo periods, ending with modern poetry from 1868 onwards, including the rising poets Tamura Ryuichi and Tanikawa Shuntaro.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry anthologies (various poets)
  • ISBN: 9780141190945

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