Grasses of Remembrance, the second volume of Edwin Cranstonas monumental Waka Anthology, carries forward the story of Japanese court poetry, drawing on sources dating from the 890s to the 1080s. The book presents over 2, 600 poems in lively and readable translation, including all 795 poems from The Tale of Genji.An acrostic poem in which a designated word (aquot;name of a thingaquot;) is disguised in other words, as for instance yamagaki no ki ... It survived in small numbers in the period covered by this volume, usually as a vehicle for personal complaint.
|Title||:||A Waka Anthology: Grasses of remembrance (2 v.)|
|Author||:||Edwin A. Cranston|
|Publisher||:||Stanford University Press - 1993|