The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono No Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of th..
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The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono No Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan
Hirshfield, Jane; Mariko Aratani [Translator]
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York
Notes: Near Fine FRIST PRINTING 12mo 8 1/2" x 5 3/4" navy blue cloth quarter binding, mustard yellow paper over boards, stamped gilt lettering to spine and back, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Near Fine blue dustjacket with wraparound art by Laurie Anderson, white lettering to front, back, spine, blue lettering to interior flaps, minor sunning to interior, otherwise, clean and intact. [xii],  116 pp., no images, Preface by Jane Hirshfield, Poems by Ono No Komachi, and Poems by Izumi Shikibu. Translated from Japanese by Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani. From the inside of dustjacket: "During the Golden Age of the Imperial Japanese Court -- at the brilliant time of 'The Tale of Genji' -- these two women poets helped create a genre of poems that stir the hearts of readers of all time and place." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.