Travels With a Writing Brush

Travels With a Writing Brush Classical Japanese Travel Writing from the Manyoshu to Basho

Paperback (07 Nov 2019) | English

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Synopsis

A rich, exquisite and original anthology that illuminates Japanese travel writing over a thousand years

'Oh journey upon journey, my life is a brief moment, and I cannot hope that we will meet again'

Roaming over mountains and along perilous shores, this anthology illuminates over a thousand years of Japanese travel writing. It takes in songs, diaries, tales and poetry, and ranges from famous works including The Pillow Book and the works of Basho to pieces such as the diary of a young girl who longs to return to the capital and her beloved books, or the writings of travelling monks who sleep on pillows of grass. Together they illuminate a long literary tradition, with intense poetic experience at its heart.

Translated and edited with an introduction by Meredith McKinney

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241310878
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 895.60932
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4188
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 290g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 31mm