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William N. Porter

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A Hundred Verses from Old Japan is an early translation of one of Japan's most famous anthologies of poetry, and has preserved its charm for almost a century while remaining the most popular of classical poetry anthologies among the Japanese.The Hyaku-nin-isshiu (literally "one hundred poems by one hundred poets") is a collection of a hundred evocative and intensely human specimens of Japanese tanka (poetry written in a five-line thirty-one syllable format in a 5-7-5-7-7 pattern) composed between...
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