Written on the Sky: Poems from the Japanese

Eliot Weinberger (Editor) Kenneth Rexroth (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$12.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
April 21, 2009
Pages
96
Dimensions
3.9 X 0.6 X 5.9 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811218375
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About the Author

Eliot Weinberger is an essayist, editor, and translator. He lives in New York City.
Poet-essayist Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) was a high-school dropout, disillusioned ex-Communist, pacifist, anarchist, rock-climber, critic and translator, mentor, Catholic-Buddhist spiritualist and a prominent figure of San Francisco's Beat scene. He is regarded as a central figure of the San Francisco Renaissance and is among the first American poets to explore traditional Japanese forms such as the haiku.

Reviews

I must have Kenneth Rexroth's translations from the Japanese at once! -- William Carlos Williams
A tiny perfect little book. It made us forget totally we were on a subway. --Fukuda Chiyo-Ni,"
I must have Kenneth Rexroth s translations from the Japanese at once! --William Carlos Williams"
Rexroth was steeped in the world s spiritual and literary traditions, absorbing ideas and philosophy into his poetry all his life. "
The best Japanese poetry gathered and translated by Rexroth, including poems by Haito Joso, Prime Minister Kintsune, and Matsuo Basho. --Ray Gonzalez"