Modernity in East-West literary criticism : new readings /

Other Authors: Hakutani, Yoshinobu, 1935-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Madison [NJ] : London ; Cranbury, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; c2001.
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The 11 essays gathered here deal with the literature of "East-West cross-culturalism" as it flourished in the first four decades of the 20th century. Hakutani (Kent State Univ.) discusses Yeats's interest in Japanese culture and the noh drama and Pound's imagism and "indebtedness to the spirit of Japanese poetry." Other contributors include Edward Marx (on Noguchi's career as forecasting the modern movement), Mary Mathew (on Rabindranath Tagore as an important shaper of Indian thought), Amy Ujvari St. Jean (Indian myth in H.D.'s "Kora and Ka"), Tom Lynch (haiku poetry and transcendentalists, the Beats, and contemporary poetry), and Robert Tener (on Richard Wright's neglected haiku). The volume closes with short essays on Proust, the surrealist movement, Faulkner, and radical proletarian literature. Carefully argued and well documented, these essays will be of special interest to graduate students and scholars. W. B. Warde Jr. University of North Texas

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