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Tanikawa Shuntaro: The Art of Being Alone, Poems 1952-2009 Takako Lento

Tanikawa Shuntaro: The Art of Being Alone, Poems 1952-2009

Takako Lento

Published November 30th 2011
ISBN : 9781933947273
Hardcover
242 pages
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This extensive selection of Tanikawa Shuntaros poetry reflects the full depth and breadth of his work, from his appearance as a fresh new voice to the mastery of his later poetry. It traces his artistic development and his shift in focus from mansMoreThis extensive selection of Tanikawa Shuntaros poetry reflects the full depth and breadth of his work, from his appearance as a fresh new voice to the mastery of his later poetry. It traces his artistic development and his shift in focus from mans cosmic destiny to the pathos of everyday life and a more internalized struggle with the nature of human expression. Lovers of poetry will find the experience exhilarating. The only such collection in English, this volume will prove indispensable to students and scholars of Japanese literature, as it opens a valuable new perspective on postware Japanese literature. The Introduction clarifies the social and artistic background of Tanikawas extraordinary work and career, illuminating major themes as his poetry evolves over time