The Zen Poems of Ryokan

Author(s): Nobuyuki Yuasa


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. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


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*FrontMatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. vii*Acknowledgments, pg. ix*List Of Illustrations, pg. xi*Introduction, pg. 1*Map of the Ryokan 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

General Fields

  • : 9780691614984
  • : Princeton University Press
  • : Princeton University Press
  • : July 2014
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 12mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nobuyuki Yuasa
  • : Paperback
  • : 895.6134
  • : 234
  • : black & white illustrations