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Man y Sh (Book 20): A New English Translation Containing the Original Text, Kana Transliteration, Romanization, Glossing and Commentary Alexander Vovin

Man y Sh (Book 20): A New English Translation Containing the Original Text, Kana Transliteration, Romanization, Glossing and Commentary

Alexander Vovin

Published November 15th 2013
ISBN : 9789004261983
Hardcover
318 pages
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Book twenty (20.4293-4516) of the Man y sh comprises 224 poems (218 tanka, six ch ka) with unspecified genres. It is important for both the history of the Japanese language, and the history of Japanese literature: it contains many poemsMoreBook twenty (20.4293-4516) of the Man y sh comprises 224 poems (218 tanka, six ch ka) with unspecified genres. It is important for both the history of the Japanese language, and the history of Japanese literature: it contains many poems written in Eastern Old Japanese and provides an interesting literary background to the political struggles that were taking place at this time at the Nara court.