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A GAP IN THE CLOUDS: A NEW TRANSLATION OF THE OGURA HYAKUNIN ISSHU

Edited by James Hadley and Nell Regan

Compiled around 1235, the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, or Ogura’s 100 Poems by 100 Poets, is one of the most important collections of poetry in Japan.

Though the poets include emperors and empresses, courtiers and high priests, ladies-in- waiting and soldier-calligraphers, the collection is far more than a fascinating historical document.

As the translators of this new pocket-sized edition note in their Introduction, “these beautiful poems have endured because their themes are universal and readily understood by contemporary readers”.

Available now in hardback and paperback editions from the Dedalus Press.

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