A Play of mirrors: eight major poets of modern Japan
Poetry. Asian Studies. Translated by 15 leading scholars and poets. Ooka and Fitzsimmons present a vivid sample of the works of eight of the foremost contemporary Japanese poets born between 1919 and 1939. An invaluable introduction for students and scholars with clear, incisive introductions to each selection. Includes Yoshioka Minoru, Tamura Ryuichi, Iijima Koichi, TadaChimako, Ooka Makoto, Tanikawa Shuntaro, Shiraishi Kazuko and Yoshimasu Gozo, plus a renga sequence by Ooka and Fitzsimmons.
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