One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each

Category: Book
Translated By: Macmillan, Peter
Subject:  HISTORY / Asia / Japan
  POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  POETRY / Asian / General
  POETRY / Asian / Japanese
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: April 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.75in x 5.06in
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From The Publisher*A prize-winning translation of the most widely known and popular collection of Japanese poetry
 
Hyakunin Isshu is the most famous and popular collection of Japanese poetry, and the first work of Japanese literature ever to be translated into English. Compiled in the fourteenth century, the book is a collection of one hundred waka poems (a precursor of haiku), dating back to the seventh century. It's had a huge influence on Japanese culture ever since it was first published and is considered one of the three most important works of Japanese classical literature along with The Tale of Genji and Tales of Ise.
 
"For more than seven centuries, these poems have resonated with countless readers ... [Peter
MacMillan's] excellent new translation of these poems makes clear why they have mattered
so much for so long ... [revealing] the vivid emotions that have kept the heart of the
collection beating all this time." -TIME
 
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Biographical NotePeter MacMillan was born in Ireland and has lived in Japan for more
than twenty years. He has been a visiting researcher at the universities of
Princeton, Columbia and Oxford, and is currently a translator, poet and
print-maker. He has translated Tales of Ise and One Hundred Poets, One Poem
Each for Penguin Classics.