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String of Beads: Complete Poems of Princess Shikishi (Shaps Library of Translations)

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A complete translation, with annotations, of all the poems attributed to the 12th-century Japanese poet Princess Shikishi. The introduction places the poet in her age and society and explains some of the prosody of the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable tanka form in which she wrote. Annotation copyright Book News,

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