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Howling at the Moon (Marjorie G. Perloff Series of International Poetry)
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Poetry. Prose. Born into a wealthy family, Hagiwara Sakutaro (1886-1942) was able as a young man to devote himself to poetry. His major works, written in 1917 and 1923, were HOWLING AT THE MOON and BLUE, both collected in this volume, along with a substantial selection of poems from other books and a complete translation of "Cat Town," a prose-poem roman. These works transformed modern Japanese poetry, and changed forever the face of the future poetic landscape in Japan. Noted translator Hiroaki Sato, who has also translated Miyazawa Kenji, Yoshioka Minoru and Takahashi Mutsuo, beautifully reveals Hagiwara's major contribution to 20th century Japanese poetry.
Two major works by one of the most noted Japanese poets of the 20th century.
Born into a wealthy family, Hagiwara Sakutaro (1886–1942) was able as a young man to devote himself to poetry. Although he did not finish college, he read Western authors, including Poe, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Dostoevsky. His major works of poetry, written in 1917 and 1923, were Howling at the Moon and Blue, collected in this volume. These books transformed modern Japanese poetry, and changed forever the face of the future poetic landscape in Japan.
Brilliantly translated by Hiroaki Sato, this book was originally published by the University of Tokyo Press, and has long been out of print.
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