River of Stars: Selected Poems of Yosano Akiko

River of Stars: Selected Poems of Yosano Akiko

Sam Hamill


Yosano Akiko (1878-942) is among the most renowned jap writers of the 20 th century. She is the writer of greater than seventy-five books, together with twenty volumes of unique poetry and the definitive translation into glossy eastern of the story of the Genji. even though most likely most sensible identified for her beautiful erotic poetry, Akiko's paintings additionally championed the motives of feminism, pacifism, and social reform. Akiko's poetry is profoundly direct, usually passionate, exposing the complexity of daily feelings in poetic language stripped of artifice and proposing the complete breadth of her poetic imaginative and prescient. integrated are ninety-one of Akiko's tanka (a conventional five-line type of verse) and a dozen of her longer poems written within the sleek sort.

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