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A Waka Anthology - Volume One: The Gem-Glistening Cup

A Waka Anthology - Volume One: The Gem-Glistening Cup

Author Edwin A. Cranston
Publisher Stanford University Press
Publication Date 1998-03-01
Section Poetry
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780804731577

After, more than 15 years of preparation, this volume of nearly 1,600 songs and poems from the earliest times to 784 is now available. These translations aim to be both faithful to the original and alive as literature, with great attention paid to nuance, cadence, and tone. Edwin A. Cranston’s extensive commentary introduces the poems and provides historical, biographical, and literary information that allows for a full appreciation of the poems. Not only does the collection include many of the

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