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

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

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by Jane Hirshfield, Mariko Aratani
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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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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.)

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
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
251,439
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.62(d)

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