Sea, Land, Shadow

Kazuko Shiraishi (Author) Yumiko Tsumura (Translator)
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Description

the people, the boats completely gone with the tsunami / tonight you would not be able to sleep --from Sea, Land, Shadow

Sea, Land, Shadow, the fourth collection by Kazuko Shiraishi to be published by New Directions, comprises work written over sixty-years, from 1951 to 2015. Shiraishi, described by Donald Keene as "the outstanding poetic voice of her generation of disengagement in Japan," sees the world in a grain of rice and finds poetry in a mountain-road traffic jam. In the haunting title poem, she visits Iwanuma not long after the disastrous tsunami hit in 2011 and finds "no houses but a place where houses had been." This pamphlet also includes a long, lyrical homage to Yukio Mishima, as well as playful and profound meditations on a Roman condom, lizard god, god of war, and an ear.

Product Details

Price
$10.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
August 15, 2017
Pages
64
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.3 X 8.7 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811226950
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About the Author

Kazuko Shiraishi has received the Purple Ribbon Medal from the Emperor of Japan, the prestigious Yomiuri Literary Prize (twice), for her thirty books of poetry.
Yumiko Tsumura is a translator for New Directions.

Reviews

Eclectic and electric.--Catherine Belshaw, Paul Worley, and Sohini Basak"What's New in Translation? August 2017" (08/07/2017)