The Winter Sun Shines In
A Life of Masaoka Shiki
|Series title:||Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $75.00|
| Book Description: |
Rather than resist the vast social and cultural changes sweeping Japan in the nineteenth century, the poet Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) incorporated new Western influences into his country's native haiku and tanka verse. By reinvigorating these traditional forms, Shiki released them from outdated conventions and made them more responsive to newer trends in artistic expression.
Using extensive readings of Shiki's own writings and accounts of the poet by his contemporaries and...