1 edition of 100 selections from lesser known Japanese poetry classic[s] found in the catalog.
100 selections from lesser known Japanese poetry classic[s]
Japanese texts accompany the translations.
|Statement||translated by Howard S. Levy ; [ill. by Yoko Noma].|
|Series||East Asian poetry in translations series ; v. 7 [i.e. 6], East Asian poetry in translations series ;, v. 6.|
|Contributions||Levy, Howard S. 1923-|
|LC Classifications||PL782.E3 O54|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ca. 200 p. :|
|Number of Pages||200|
|LC Control Number||78319414|
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