A poet-priest of the late Edo period, Ryokan (1758-1831) was the most important Japanese poet of his age. This volume contains not only the largest English translation yet made of his principal poems, but also an introduction that sets the poetry in its historical and literary context and a biographical sketch of the poet himself.
Originally published in 1981.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- Contents, pg. vii
- Acknowledgments, pg. ix
- List Of Illustrations, pg. xi
- Introduction, pg. 1
- Map of the Ryōkan Country, pg. 4
- Biographical Sketch, pg. 23
- Chinese Poems, pg. 43
- Japanese Poems, pg. 107
- Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf, pg. 169
- Explanatory Notes, pg. 183
- Glossary of Proper Names, pg. 189
- Selected Bibliography, pg. 217