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Japanese Death Poems
Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death
translated by Yoel Hoffman

Japanese Death Poems Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death translated by Yoel Hoffman


 
Although the consciousness of death is in most cultures very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei, or the "death poem." Such a poem is often written in the very last moments of the poet's life.

Hundreds of Japanese death poems, many with a commentary describing the circumstances of the poet's death, have been translated into English here, the majority of them for the first time.

366 pp.

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