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Author Nakano, Kji, 1925-2004, author.

Uniform Title Ima o ikiru chie. English
Title Words to live by : Japanese classics for our time / Nakano Kji ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter = Ima o ikiru chie / chosha Nakano Kji ; yakusha Jurietto Kpent.

Publication Info. 2017
Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  895.6 N145i 2018    ---  Available
Edition First English edition.
Description 235 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Japan library.
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangy Shink Zaidan)
Language In English, translated from the Japanese.
Note Revised and abridged translation of: "Ima o ikiru chie" originally published by Iwanami Shoten in 2002.
Includes "A guide to titles cited in the text" (pages 228-229).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-233).
Language Colophon also in Japanese.
Contents Rykan [1758-1831]. A mysterious charm ; Taking religious vows ; Who am I? ; Compassionate by nature ; A man of inaction -- Yoshida Kenk [c. 1283-c.1353]. The joy of living ; Tranquil in body and mind ; If you are determined to achieve one thing -- Kamo no Chmei [c. 1155-1216]. A remarkable master of prose ; Taking pleasure in the absence of grief -- Dgen [1200-1253]. On being ; The eternal now ; Being is time ; The world of the mind ; Life and death -- Saigy [1118-1190]. The self and the heart ; Rovings ; Cherry blossoms ; A born poet ; Seeing the afterlife close at hand -- Yosa Buson [1716-1784]. A haiku poet of grand vistas ; Poems of deep feeling -- The classics reborn.
Summary This book explores the contributions of six classic Japanese writers. Three are poets; three wrote timeless prose. The hermit-monk Rykan, a poet who loved nothing more than bouncing balls with neighborhood children or just sitting sprawled in his hut listening to the sound of rain, teaches the value of living with a spirit of play. Kamo no Chmei, a journalist par excellence, found happiness late in life by flouting convention and "rejoicing in the absence of grief." Dgen, the founder of St Zen in Japan, takes us on a mind-bending trip to the Dharma - ultimate truth - that involves revolutionary ways of conceiving of time, life, and death. Saigy, the beloved itinerant monk-poet, continually explores his own wayward heart and its vast, incorrigible love of beauty. Buson, the haiku poet, uses his painter's eye to capture cosmic vistas as well as moments of poignancy in poems of seventeen syllables.--adapted from dust jacket.
Subject Rykan, 1758-1831.
Yoshida, Kenk, 1282?-1350.
Kamo, Chmei, 1153?-1216?
Dgen, 1200-1253.
Saigy, 1118-1190.
Yosa, Buson, 1716-1784.
Laozi -- Criticism and interpretation.
Japanese literature -- To 1868 -- History and criticism.
Dgen, 1200-1253. (OCoLC)fst00036185
Kamo, Chmei, 1153?-1216? (OCoLC)fst00019083
Laozi. (OCoLC)fst00053326
Rykan, 1758-1831. (OCoLC)fst00067317
Saigy, 1118-1190. (OCoLC)fst00072812
Yosa, Buson, 1716-1784. (OCoLC)fst00052625
Yoshida, Kenk, 1282?-1350. (OCoLC)fst00070785
Japanese literature. (OCoLC)fst00981803
Chronological Term To 1868
Genre/Form Literary criticism. (OCoLC)fst01986215
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Literary criticism.
Added Author Carpenter, Juliet Winters, translator.
Nakano, Kji, 1925-2004. Ima o ikiru chie. English.
Note Japanese title in colophon: Ima o ikiru chie
ISBN 9784866580241 (hbk.)
4866580240 (hbk.)

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