Japanese death poems

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C.E. Tuttle Co., 1986 - Literary Collections - 366 pages
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Hundreds of 'jisei' or death poems translated into English

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Review: Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death

User Review  - Angela Wade - Goodreads

I needed the poems to be presented on their own, without the massive amounts of historical text in between. The introduction was okay (it reads like a college thesis), but the bios should have ... Read full review

Review: Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death

User Review  - Therese Fisher - Goodreads

I am a volunteer with Hospice and to have a collection of literally hundreds of insights into death and perspectives on the experience of it in one book is a huge gift to my life, my work and to all of beings who will someday experience this phenomena for themselves. Read full review

Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
7
The Poetry of Japan
13
Death and Its Poetry
27
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Yoel Hoffmann was born in Brasow, Romania in 1937. He is presently a citizen of Israel, and is Professor of Eastern Philosophy at the U. of Haifa. He has had a lifelong scholarly engagement with Hebrew literature, Western philosophy, and Japanese Buddhism. His is the winner of the first Koret Jewish Book Award.

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