By J. Thomas Rimer

A reference advisor to eastern literature in English translation, from the traditional to the fashionable. The revised variation comprises 50 essays on eastern works in English, with chapters reading works that experience seemed considering 1988, targeting Haruki Murakami, Banan Yoshimoto and Ryu Murakami.

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The voice of a cicada Drones on interminably In the pine tree on a hot dayWill noontime never come? Thank God, I am not punished yet For lying idly here In my mosquito net. * Cormorant fishing is both a sport and a commerc· enterprise in Japan. The long-billed sea birds are trained t dive and bring up the fish. A ring is placed around th neck of the bird-this prevents swallowing the fish-an to the ring is attached a sort of leash or rein. Cormoranf' fishing is usually practiced at night by the light of torches and is an interesting spectacle.

Traditionally, sparrows and bamboo sprouts are associated together; for example, in the family crest (man) of the Dates, one of the leading families of feudal Japan. 54 Two houses Receive their annual cleaning Side by side Now the rains are over. On a slender bridge, suspended over a deep valley: As I crawl along the bridge, The sharp voice Of a cuckoo~ Far beneath me. The first melon Of the season Slumbers on the breast Of the sleeping child. * " *There is e;en_ today a Doll Street (Ningyo-chO) in " Tokyo.

RISSHI In such a case even the most ruthless hunter must yield before life's cruelty, and renounce the world. ·village is situated high on the gentle slope of nt Knrohime. Therefore, no sooner has last year's 11 disappeared in summer than the first frost of nm sets in. All those trees that are not native here have been brought in from other regions undergo e change. I need hardly mention the celebrated darin that shrank to half its normal size and ed into a trifoliated orange. In ordinary times A primrose bears nine flowers, But here it winds up, bearing Only four or five.

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