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Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home

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Saigyo (1118-1190) is one of the most well-known and influential of the traditional Japanese poets. He not only helped give new vitality and direction to the old conventions of court poetry, but created works that, because of their depth of feeling, continue to attract readers to the present day.

ISBN-13: 9780231074933

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Publication Date: 05-07-1992

Pages: 240

Product Dimensions: 9.10h x 5.50w x 0.70d

Series: Translations from the Asian Classics

Burton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. His translations include The Lotus Sutra, The Vimalakirti Sutra, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, all published by Columbia.