Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry

Embracing the Firebird Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry How did a girl from the provinces meant to do nothing than run the family store become a bold and daring poet whose life and work helped change the idea of love in modern Japan Embracing the Firebir

  • Title: Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Birth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry
  • Author: Janine Beichman
  • ISBN: 9780824823474
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • How did a girl from the provinces, meant to do nothing than run the family store, become a bold and daring poet whose life and work helped change the idea of love in modern Japan Embracing the Firebird is the first book length study in English of the early life and work of Yosano Akiko 1879 1942 , the most famous post classical woman poet of Japan It follows Akiko,How did a girl from the provinces, meant to do nothing than run the family store, become a bold and daring poet whose life and work helped change the idea of love in modern Japan Embracing the Firebird is the first book length study in English of the early life and work of Yosano Akiko 1879 1942 , the most famous post classical woman poet of Japan It follows Akiko, who was born into a merchant family in the port city of Sakai near Osaka, from earliest childhood to her twenties, charting the slow process of development before the seemingly sudden metamorphosis Akiko s later poetry has now begun to win long overdue recognition, but in terms of literary history the impact of Midaregami Tangled Hair, 1901 , her first book, still overshadows everything else she wrote, for it brought individualism to traditional tanka poetry with a tempestuous force and passion found in no other work of the period Embracing the Firebird traces Akiko s emotional and artistic development up to the publication of this seminal work, which became a classic of modern Japanese poetry and marked the starting point of Akiko s forty year long career as a writer It then examines Tangled Hair itself, the characteristics that make it a unified work of art, and its originality The study throughout includes Janine Beichman s elegant translations of poems by Yosano Akiko both those included in Tangled Hair and those not , as well as poems by contemporaries such as Yosano Tekkan, Yamakawa Tomiko, and others.

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    1. A woman around twenty years old at turn of the 20th century Japan. Alienated from her surroundings, obsessed with death, the poetry community she recently entered observes her as feminine, modest and immature, but a woman marked by a strong will. Her father became the merchant class, purchased classics, which she begins to pour over, writing forty poems at a go in response to a reading of The Tale of Genji; her mother is isolated, unhelpful, and gets written out of the memoirs when it's time to [...]



    2. Breathtaking translations of so many of Yosano Akiko's works -- and Japanese originals to match. I pretty much slept next to this book for a month. Adding this book of Beichman's to my permanent collection as soon as I can. It's certainly a must read for tanka loversor any poetry lover, really. Whenever I read a poem by Yosano Akiko, my day is changed.



    3. My review, originally published in Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 64.1 (2004): 205-210, is available here: jstor/stable/25066735.


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