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Emptiness and temporality : Buddhism and medieval Japanese poetics

Author: Esperanza U Ramirez-Christensen; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an account of classical Japanese poetics based on the two concepts of emptiness (ku) and temporality (mujo) that ground the medieval practice and understanding of poetry.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2007041851
Named Person: Shinkei
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Esperanza U Ramirez-Christensen; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
ISBN: 0804779406 9780804779401
OCLC Number: 872395755
Description: 1 online resource (x, 208 pages)
Contents: The Poetics of renga --
The grammar of the renga sequence --
The link as a structure of signification --
Emptiness, or linking as différance --
Linking as hermeneutical process --
The link as figuration and metaphorical shift --
Différance and "the jo-ha-kyū of the myriad arts" --
Kokoro, or the emptiness of the sign --
The close link and the distant link --
Emptiness and enlightenment in poetry --
Medieval symbolic poetry and Buddhist discourse --
Beyond meaning: beauty is the aura of contemplation --
Ushin: poetic process as meditation --
Poetry and the instantaneous illumination of Zen --
Linking by words and by mind: understanding, interpretation, and iterability --
The chill and the meager (hieyase): poetics and the philosophy of the privative --
The mode of ambiguity is the dharma body.
Responsibility: Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen.

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