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One Hundred Frogs: From Matsuo Basho to Allen Ginsberg (Inklings)

by Hiroaki Sato

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    19 Ways of Looking at Wang Wei by Eliot Weinberger (bluepiano)
    bluepiano: This, remarks on translation and that, an essay about a poetic form but the meat of both is the translations of/play with east Asian poetry.
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Read these in the yard.
Do it on a warm evening,
But read slowly, please. ( )
1 vote MeditationesMartini | Sep 14, 2011 |
Cool! A friend started a Renga, and it was a blast. Wanna try one? Let me know! ( )
  cclapper | Sep 5, 2007 |
A thoroughly enjoyable book for those who are interested in the history and analysis of poetry. Don't confuse this book with another by the same author, "One Hundred Frogs", that is a short collection of translations of Basho's famous poem. This is a longer work of literary theory.

This book is the best and most thorough introduction to renga that I've read. The chapters don't hang together entirely -- they seem to be a collection of essays published separately, but that's fine. The best gem of this book is the large collection of alternate translations of Basho's classic frog poem. Here's my translation:

furuike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto

an old pond,
frog-leaping :
water's sound... ( )
  tombrinck | May 13, 2006 |
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