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Reading Japanese Haikai Poetry: A Study in the Polyphony of Yosa Buson’s Linked Poems
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8111-7603
2016 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Reading Japanese Haikai Poetry Herbert Jonsson makes an inquiry into the multitude ways in which Japanese linked haikai poetry has been read and understood. A number of poems composed by the eighteenth-century master Yosa Buson are analyzed in great detail. Although closely related to the popular haiku, haikai is often regarded as difficult for non-specialists, but this study offers the reader a wealth of explanations, displaying the varied perspectives available. The first part of the book consists of a thorough investigation of how these poems have been interpreted in the Japanese commentary tradition. The second concluding part offers an innovative study of the poetics of scent (nioizuke), essential for understanding the creative force of this poetry.

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Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016. , viii, 262 p.
Brill's Japanese Studies Library, ISSN 0925-6512 ; 56
Keyword [en]
Japan; omokage; kurai; poetics; verse; nioizuke; zadankai; hibiki; haiku; renku; nioi; commentary; interpretation; renga; hokku; hermeneutics
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Culture, Identity and Representations, Begreppet nioi inom japansk haikai-poetik; Culture, Identity and Representations, Japansk haikai-teori under 1700-talet och dess betydelse i ett tolkningssammanhang; Culture, Identity and Representations, Tolkning och kollektivt skapande inom japansk haikai-poesi
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-20618DOI: 10.1163/9789004311213ISBN: 9789004311183ISBN: 9789004311213OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-20618DiVA: diva2:891313
Available from: 2016-01-06 Created: 2016-01-06 Last updated: 2016-01-07Bibliographically approved

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