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Haiku and Modernist Poetics Yoshinobu Hakutani

Haiku and Modernist Poetics

Yoshinobu Hakutani

Published August 15th 2009
ISBN : 9780230616554
Hardcover
208 pages
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This book examines the genesis and development of haiku in Japan and traces its impact on modernist poetics. This study shows that the most pervasive East-West artistic, cultural, and literary exchange that has taken place in modern and postmodern times was in the reading and writing of haiku in the West. Hakutani roots Y.B Yeats’ symbolism in cross cultural visions- reveals Ezra Pound’s imagism to have originated in haiku- and discusses some of the finest haiku written by Jack Kerouac, Richard Wright, Sonia Sanchez, and James Emanuel.