Light Verse from the Floating World: An Anthology of Premodern Japanese Senryu

Light Verse from the Floating World: An Anthology of Premodern Japanese Senryu

by Makoto Ueda
     
 

Previously neglected by scholars as "popular literature," the study of senryu--a 17-syllable verse form--provides valuable insight into the thoughts and feelings of ordinary Japanese townspeople. This collection of 400 humorous and often satirical poems written during the late 18th and early 19th century provides a rich sampling of the senryu form and its

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Previously neglected by scholars as "popular literature," the study of senryu--a 17-syllable verse form--provides valuable insight into the thoughts and feelings of ordinary Japanese townspeople. This collection of 400 humorous and often satirical poems written during the late 18th and early 19th century provides a rich sampling of the senryu form and its prevailing themes. Ueda outlines the history and nature of senryo in an introduction, and provides further readings in a bibliography.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231115513
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/29/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1. We Are Swordless, but Not Wordless2. The Mad, Mad World of Work3. Love in Chains4. The Battle of the Sexes5. Dimpled Little Lunatics6. The Battle of the Generations7. Playboys of the Floating World8. Let Us Laugh with the Seasons9. Heroes Without Halos10. The Way of the Townsman

Columbia University Press

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