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Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death by [Yoel Hoffmann]

Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death Kindle Edition

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"There is something so otherworldly and beautiful about Japanese poetry, but especially Japanese poetry about death…poetry and prose regarding death, dreams, and memories have an extra weight and heft to them, whilst still being able to maintain an ethereal, dreamy, nostalgic, cozy warm delivery in their thematic idea exploration. --Traveling Book Nerds"

"A wonderful introduction to the Japanese tradition of
jisei, this volume is crammed with exquisite, spontaneous verse and pithy, often hilarious, descriptions of the eccentric and committed monastics who wrote the poems.—Tricycle: The Buddhist Review" --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Professor Yoel Hoffmann has written several books on Buddhism and comparative philosophy, including The Sound of the One Hand, Radical Zen: the Sayings of Joshu, and The Idea of Self-East and West. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00R1W9PEW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tuttle Publishing; Original ed. edition (April 15, 1998)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 15, 1998
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 18427 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 354 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 420 ratings

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