Kuki Shuzo: A Philosopher's Poetry and Poetics

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824827557
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Worlds in tension : an essay on Kuki Shuzo's poetry and poetics 6
Wind 45
Recollections 46
Seafood restaurant 46
The gatekeeper's son 47
An autumn day 49
The negative dimension 51
Contingency 51
The dialectical method 52
Pure duration 53
The human dance 54
Self-questioning 54
The tango 55
Yellow face 55
Serenade 57
Monte Carlo 58
Ginkgo leaf 58
Loneliness 59
Pig 60
Guest 60
A walk 61
The Russian song 61
Heine's tomb 63
My heart 64
Vomiting 65
Paris mindscapes 66
Andantino 79
Nocturne 83
Variations 85
Scherzo 89
Serenade 93
Winter in Kyoto 97
Last poems 99
Thoughts originating from herbs 100
To Ms. D 101
A solitary life 101
Onogora and intercourse 102
Konohana no Sakuyabime 102
Poetry 103
Journey 103
One night 104
Squirrel 104
Bookbinder 105
Bat 105
The sleepy inland sea 106
Heart 106
Meeting bridge 107
Monte Carlo 107
The carnival of nice 108
A wish 109
Wind 109
Farewell to Paris 110
Grieving Mr. Iwashita Soichi 110
Credo Quia Absurdum 111
A stroll 112
Renunciation 112
Cointreau 113
Luxor 113
Fontainebleau 114
The geometry of gray 114
Arabesque 115
Tango 115
Mediterranean sunset 116
Repentance 116
Evening in the Alps 117
Dialectic 118
The ruins of Karnak 118
Flower picking 119
Three comma-shaped figures in a circle 120
Destiny 120
Essays on poetry
The genealogy of feelings : a guide to poetry 125
The metaphysics of literature 174
Selected essays
My family name 217
Negishi 228
Remembering Mr. Okakura Kakuzo 235
Remembering Mr. Iwashita Soichi 241
A recollection of Henri Bergson 248
Tokyo and Kyoto 253
Contingency and destiny 257
Contingency and surprise 264
A joke born from contingency 271
Sound and smell : the sound of contingency and the smell of possibility 273
A record of short songs 275
My thoughts on loanwords 277
Tradition and progressivism 284
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