Poems of the Five Mountains

An Introduction to the Literature of the Zen Monasteries
Volume 10
Marian Ury
These poems composed by Japanese Zen monks represent a portion of the best of the writing called "literature of the five mountains."

Description

This second, revised edition of a pioneering volume, long out of print, presents translations of Japanese Zen poems on sorrow, old age, homesickness, the seasons, the ravages of time, solitude, the scenic beauty of the landscape of Japan, and monastic life. Composed by Japanese Zen monks who lived from the last quarter of the thirteenth century to the middle of the fifteenth century, these poems represent a portion of the best of the writing called in Japanese gozan bungaku, "literature of the five mountains."
 
Marian Ury was professor of Japanese literature at the University of California, Davis. 

Product Details

  • 6 x 8-1/4.
  • 128pp.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Hardcover
  • 1992
  • Available
  • 978-0-939512-53-9

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