The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan

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These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment.

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The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi anmd Izumi Shikibu, Women of teh Ancient Court of Japan

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Overview

These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Matters of the heart and spirit and the transient nature of time and existence are the dominant themes of this collection of love poems by two leading female literary figures of Japan's Heian era--Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu. The book includes an illuminating introduction and an appendix on Japanese poetry and the process of translation. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679729587
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1990
  • Series: Vintage Classics Series
  • Edition description: 1st Vintage classics ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 449,635
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Beautiful.

    Masterful writing.

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