This collection includes two hundred poems of Saigyo (1119-1190), one of the most well-known and influential of the traditional Japanese poets.
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Burton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. His translations include The Lotus Sutra, The Vimalakirti Sutra, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, all published by Columbia.
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