Masaoka Shiki: His Life and Works

      Masaoka Shiki: His Life and Works
Now available to today s readers in an enhanced new edition with photographs, this acclaimed work offers a complete portrait of the life and the far reaching influence of the man many Japanese critics refer to as the father of modern haiku Beichman puts Shiki s brief, energetic life, his personality, and his fertile work including haiku, tanka, and diaries into fascinating context As the earliest to write haiku that were modern in both theme and subject, Masaoka Shiki 1867 1902 is a prominent figure in modern Japanese literature Born one year before the Meiji Restoration, he was in many ways a transitional figure, with his writings standing midway between the pre modern and modern periods and his character and life shaped by both Janine Beichman takes care in this elucidating work not to overemphasize Shiki s popular image as a haiku poet, and informs readers about other important yet little known aspects of Shiki s work Includes translations acclaimed for their sensitivity, as well as understandable literary analysis. Read Masaoka Shiki: His Life and Works –

Masaoka Shiki , pen name of Masaoka Noboru , was a poet, author, and literary critic in Meiji period Japan Shiki is regarded as a major figure in the development of modern haiku poetry, leading the Hototogisu school He also wrote on reform of tanka poetry.

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  • Paperback
  • 174 pages
  • Masaoka Shiki: His Life and Works
  • Shiki Masaoka
  • 25 January 2019
  • 0887273645

10 thoughts on “ Masaoka Shiki: His Life and Works

  1. Lawrence Barrow says:

    Wonderful book on a wonderful haiku poet founder of modern haiku

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