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Triumph of the Sparrow: Zen Poems of Shinkichi Takahashi (Paperback)

Triumph of the Sparrow: Zen Poems of Shinkichi Takahashi By Shinkichi Takahashi, Lucien Stryk (Translator), Takashi Ikemoto (Other) Cover Image
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Shinkichi Takahashi is one of the truly great figures in world poetry. In the classic Zen tradition of economy, disciplined attention, and subtlety, Takahashi lucidly captures that which is contemporary in its problems and experiences, yet classic in its quest for unity with the Absolute. Lucien Stryk, Takahashi's fellow poet and close friend, here presents Takahashi's complete body of Zen poems in an English translation that conveys the grace and power of Takahashi's superb art. "A first-rate poet . . . Takahashi] springs out of some crack between ordinary worlds: that is, there is some genuine madness of the sort striven for in Zen." -- Robert Bly; "We visit places in Takahashi that we once may have visited in a dream, or in a moment too startling to record the perception. . . . You need know nothing of Zen to become immersed in his work. You will inevitably know something of Zen when you emerge." -- Jim Harrison, American Poetry Review.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802137364
ISBN-10: 0802137369
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: September 12th, 2000
Pages: 192
Language: English