Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater

Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater

William T. Vollmann


“Intrepid journalist and novelist William T. Vollman’s mammoth physique of labor stands unsurpassed for its diversity, ethical relevant, and artistry.”
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William T. Vollmann, the nationwide e-book Award–winning writer of Europe Central, bargains a captivating, evocative, and piercing exam of the traditional jap culture of Noh theatre and the keys it holds to our sleek figuring out of beauty.  Kissing the Mask is the 1st significant booklet on Noh by an American author because the 1916 booklet the vintage learn Pisan Cantos and the Noh by Ezra Pound. yet Kissing the masks is natural Vollman—illustrated with images through the writer with provocative similar side-discussions on femininity, transgender, kabuki, pornography, geishas, and more.

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