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The Resource How to Read a Japanese Poem

How to Read a Japanese Poem

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How to Read a Japanese Poem
Title
How to Read a Japanese Poem
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Summary
How to Read a Japanese Poem offers a comprehensive approach to making sense of traditional Japanese poetry of all genres and periods. Steven D. Carter explains to Anglophone students the methods of composition and literary interpretation used by Japanese poets, scholars, and critics from ancient times to the present, and adds commentary that will assist the modern reader. How to Read a Japanese Poem presents readings of poems by major figures such as Saigyō and Bashō as well as lesser known poets, with nearly two hundred examples that encompass all genres of Japanese poetry. The book gives attention to well-known forms such as haikai or haiku, as well as ancient songs, comic poems, and linked verse. Each chapter provides examples of a genre in chronological order, followed by notes about authorship and other contextual details, including the time of composition, physical setting, and social occasion. The commentaries focus on a central feature of Japanese poetic discourse: that poems are often occasional, written in specific situations, and are best read in light of their milieu. Carter elucidates key concepts useful in examining Japanese poetics as well as the technical vocabulary of Japanese poetic discourse, familiarizing students with critical terms and concepts. An appendix offers succinct definitions of technical terms and essays on aesthetic ideals and devices
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Steven D. Carter
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Poetry / Asian
Label
How to Read a Japanese Poem
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010371
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780231546850
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
How to Read a Japanese Poem
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010371
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780231546850
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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