Kuki Shuzo: A Philosopher's Poetry and Poetics

Kuki Shuzo: A Philosopher's Poetry and Poetics

by Shuzo Kuki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824827554

ISBN-13: 9780824827557

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Best known for his interpretations of Western Continental philosophy, Japan's Kuki Shuzo (1888-1941) was also the author of several collections of poetry. This volume contains translations of his collections of free verse as well as his 31-syllable poems (tanka), which were written in Paris during the 1920s. Also included are some rhyming poems and essays by

Overview

Best known for his interpretations of Western Continental philosophy, Japan's Kuki Shuzo (1888-1941) was also the author of several collections of poetry. This volume contains translations of his collections of free verse as well as his 31-syllable poems (tanka), which were written in Paris during the 1920s. Also included are some rhyming poems and essays by Shuzo on poetry and a variety of other topics. Marra (Japanese literature, UCLA) addresses the apparent contradictions between Kuki's philosophical thought and the metaphysical ideas expressed in his verse in the introduction. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824827557
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
Worlds in Tension: An Essay on Kuki Shuzo's Poetry and Poetics6
Poetry
Free Verse (Shi)
Paris Mindscapes45
Wind45
Recollections46
Seafood Restaurant46
The Gatekeeper's Son47
An Autumn Day49
Fragments (From Paris)51
The Negative Dimension51
Contingency51
The Dialectical Method52
Pure Duration53
The Human Dance54
Sleep Talking in Paris54
Self-Questioning54
The Tango55
Yellow Face55
Serenade57
Monte Carlo58
Ginkgo Leaf58
Loneliness59
Pig60
Windows of Paris60
Guest60
A Walk61
The Russian Song61
Heine's Tomb63
My Heart64
Vomiting65
Short Poems (Tanka)
Paris Mindscapes66
Sonnets from Paris79
Andantino79
Nocturne83
Variations85
Scherzo89
Serenade93
Winter in Kyoto97
Last Poems99
Rhyming Poems: Poems Appended to Rhyme in Japanese Poetry
Thoughts Originating from Herbs100
To Ms. D101
A Solitary Life101
Onogoro and Intercourse102
Konohana no Sakuyabime102
Poetry103
Journey103
One Night104
Squirrel104
Bookbinder105
Bat105
The Sleepy Inland Sea106
Heart106
Meeting Bridge107
Monte Carlo107
The Carnival of Nice108
A Wish109
Wind109
Farewell to Paris110
Grieving Mr. Iwashita Soichi110
Credo Quia Absurdum111
A Stroll112
Renunciation112
Cointreau113
Luxor113
Fontainebleau114
The Geometry of Gray114
Arabesque115
Tango115
Mediterranean Sunset116
Repentance116
Evening in the Alps117
Dialectic118
The Ruins of Karnak118
Flower Picking119
Three Comma-Shaped Figures in a Circle120
Destiny120
Essays on Poetry
The Genealogy of Feelings: A Guide to Poetry125
The Metaphysics of Literature174
Selected Essays
My Family Name217
Negishi228
Remembering Mr. Okakura Kakuzo235
Remembering Mr. Iwashita Soichi241
A Recollection of Henri Bergson248
Tokyo and Kyoto253
Contingency and Destiny257
Contingency and Surprise264
A Joke Born from Contingency271
Sound and Smell: The Sound of Contingency and the Smell of Possibility273
A Record of Short Songs275
My Thoughts on Loanwords277
Tradition and Progressivism284
Notes287
Bibliography349
Index355

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