Poems of the five mountains

an introduction to the literature of the Zen monasteries

Publisher: Mushinsha in Tokyo

Written in English
Published: Pages: 136 Downloads: 619
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Subjects:

  • Chinese poetry -- Japanese authors,
  • Zen poetry -- Japan,
  • Chinese poetry -- Translations into English,
  • English poetry -- Translations from Chinese

Edition Notes

Other titlesThe literature of the Zen monasteries.
Statement[compiled by] Marian Ury.
GenreTranslations into English
ContributionsUry, Marian.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPL2658.E3P64
The Physical Object
Pagination136 p. :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23748407M

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The book also includes quite a few illustrations (landscapes, monk portraits, calligraphy) suitable to the "Five Mountain" cultural context, some of these by the poets themselves. The poems themselves are organized by general topic, so that one gets an interesting view of how Poems of the five mountains book poets handled similar subject matter as well as a good 5/5(1).

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[citation needed] The term also refers to five Zen centers in China in Hangzhou and Ningpo that inspired zen in Japan, while the term "mountain" refers to Buddhist monastery. English was published by Marian Ury in (Poems of the Five Mountains, Tokyo: Mushinsha).

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