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Haiku poetics in twentieth-century avant-garde poetry

Author: Jeffrey Johnson
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York [etc.] : Lexington Books, cop. 2011.
Series: New studies of modern Japan; New Studies of modern Japan.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Haiku Poetics in Twentieth Century Avant-Garde Poetry is a multicultural, multilingual investigation into the most recognizable, and probably the single most broadly practiced, poetic form in the world today. This argument moves from theorizing the Buddhist poetics of a global haiku, to close critical readings of poems that examine allusions, themes, and images often taken from traditional Japanese predecessors or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Johnson
ISBN: 9780739148761 0739148761
OCLC Number: 801010597
Description: 1 vol. (viii-248 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Haiku and Avant-Garde PoeticsIntroduction: From Orthodox Japanese Haiku to Synaesthetic PoetryChapter 1: Orthodox Haiku, Early Translation, Western Adaptation and InnovationPart II. Haiku in the Teens and Twenties Avant-GardeChapter 2. Haiku in Imagism: From Lowell's Japonisme to Pound Juxtaposing Concrete ParticularsChapter 3. Haiku in France: From Couchoud to Eluard's SurrealismChapter 4. Spanish Haikai: From Machado's Lyricism to de Torre's Visual ExperimentsPart III. Haiku and Bridging the Historical Avant-Garde to the Fifties and BeyondChapter 5. Haiku and the Latin American Vanguard: From Tablada to ConcretismoChapter 6. Haiku and Beat Poetry: From the Faraway Orient to the Journey EastConclusion
Series Title: New studies of modern Japan; New Studies of modern Japan.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Johnson.

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Haiku Poetics in Twentieth Century Avant-Garde Poetry is a multicultural, multilingual investigation into the most recognizable, and probably the single most broadly practiced, poetic form in the world today. This argument moves from theorizing the Buddhist poetics of a global haiku, to close critical readings of poems that examine allusions, themes, and images often taken from traditional Japanese predecessors or engaging other works of a shared haiku lineage.

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A masterful exposition of the world-wide blending of Eastern poetics and Western praxis. -- Lee Gurga, editor of Modern Haiku Press This is a highly ambitious, groundbreaking study. Taking the Read more...

 
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