An Introduction to Japanese Court Poetry

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Stanford University Press, 1978 - English poetry - 173 pages
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The poetry written by the Japanese imperial court between A.D. 550 and 1350 is regarded as one of the great literatures of the world. This volume introduces readers to that literature, offering at once a condensation, a reorganization, and an extension (to A.D. 1500) of "Japanese Court Poetry" (1901). (Poetry)
 

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Contents

ONE Courtly and Human Values I
1
TWO Forms and Conventions
18
THREE Hitomaro
36
FOUR Major Poets from 686 to 784
55
FIVE Major Poets from 784 to 1100
79
SIX Major Poets from 1100 to 1241
101
SEVEN Major Poets from 1241 to 1500
123
EIGHT Major Themes
144
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