Just Living: Poems and Prose of the Japanese Monk Tonna

Just Living: Poems and Prose of the Japanese Monk Tonna

by Tonna (Author), Steven D. Carter (Editor)
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One of the best scholar-translators in the field presents a selection of writings by Tonna (1289--1372), an outstanding medieval Buddhist poet-monk, very little of whose work has been translated until now. Tonna was regarded as the leading Nijo¯ poet of his day and was known as one of the Four Deva Kings of the Waka. This anthology contains translations of 134 uta, 16 linked-verse couplets, and selections from a prose narrative, From a Frog at the Bottom of a Well, along with an introduction and explanatory notes, a glossary of important names and places, and a list of sources for the poems.

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Publication Date
November 21, 2002
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ISBN
9780231500777
Paper ISBN
9780231125536