Far Beyond the Field: Haiku by Japanese Women

Far Beyond the Field: Haiku by Japanese Women

by Makoto Ueda
     
 

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Far Beyond the Field is a first-of-its-kind anthology of haiku by Japanese women, collecting translations of four hundred haiku written by twenty poets from the seventeenth century to the present. By arranging the poems chronologically, Makoto Ueda has created an overview of the way in which this enigmatic seventeen-syllable form has been used and

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Far Beyond the Field is a first-of-its-kind anthology of haiku by Japanese women, collecting translations of four hundred haiku written by twenty poets from the seventeenth century to the present. By arranging the poems chronologically, Makoto Ueda has created an overview of the way in which this enigmatic seventeen-syllable form has been used and experimented with during different eras. At the same time, the reader is admitted to the often marginalized world of female experience in Japan, revealing voices every bit as rich and colorful, and perhaps even more lyrical and erotic, than those found in male haiku.

Columbia University Press

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ISBN-13:
9780231128636
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/10/2003
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics Ser
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Amy V. Heinrich

Makoto Ueda has given us several great gifts with his book on women haiku poets: introductions to a host of writers previously unknown to readers in English; concise and eloquent translations of their work--Ueda's translation simply gets better and better with each book and makes it look easy--and a revised view of the history of haiku. Its richness increases with every reading.

Sonja Arntzen

This book breaks new ground and provides an important entrée into the subject of women's haiku for English readers. Deeply moving, amusing, insightful, thought provoking, and breathtakingly beautiful by turns, the poems in this volume cover a wide range of human experience. They reveal both the continuity of a haiku sensibility over the centuries and individual difference. And how good it is to see the women haiku students of Basho getting their due!

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