Awesome Nightfall

The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyō


192 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861713226

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“Saigyō’s poems are masterful mind-language challenges. Bill LaFleur’s deeply understanding translations present us with the snake-like energy of the syntax, and the illuminated world that was called out by one man’s lifetime of walking and meditation is again right here.”—Gary Snyder

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:35 -- wisdom

Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyō captures the power of Saigyōs poetry and this previously overlooked poets keen insight into the social and political world of medieval Japan. It also offers a fascinating look into the world of Japanese Buddhism prior to the wholesale influence of Zen.

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