Travels With a Writing Brush

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Discover a realm of travel writing undreamed of in the West – a richly literary tradition extending through a thousand years and more, whose individual works together weave a dense and beautiful brocade of repeated patterns and motifs, tones and textures. Here are asobi, the wandering performers who prefigured geisha; travelling monks who sleep on pillows of grass and listen to the autumnal insects; and a young girl who passionately longs to travel to the capital and read more stories. Taking in songs, dramas, tales, diaries and above all, poetry, this anthology roams over mountains and along perilous shores to show how profoundly travel inspired the Japanese imagination.

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Shortlisted for the NSW Translation Prize

Discover a realm of travel writing undreamed of in the West – a richly literary tradition extending through a thousand years and more, whose individual works together weave a dense and beautiful brocade of repeated patterns and motifs, tones and textures. Here are asobi, the wandering performers who prefigured geisha; travelling monks who sleep on pillows of grass and listen to the autumnal insects; and a young girl who passionately longs to travel to the capital and read more stories. Taking in songs, dramas, tales, diaries and above all, poetry, this wonderful anthology roams over mountains and along perilous shores to show how profoundly travel inspired the Japanese imagination.

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Weight0.292 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxxiii, 349

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

895.60932 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K