Poetry

Pictures of the Heart

by Joshua S. Mostow
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Poetry
Pages: 522 pages
ISBN 13: 9780824817053
ISBN 10: 0824817052
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Pictures of the Heart written by Joshua S. Mostow, published by University of Hawaii Press which was released on 1996-01-01. Download Pictures of the Heart Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. ... Roppyakuban Uta - awase , “ Winter I , ” 188 ; quoted by Konishi , History of Japanese Literature , III : 58 . 50. Brower and Miner , Japanese Court Poetry , p . 513 . 51. Wayne P. Lammers , The Tale of Matsura : Fujiwara Teika's ... -- The Hyakunin Isshu, or One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each collection, is a sequence of one hundred Japanese poems in the tanka form, selected by the famous poet and scholar Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) and arranged, in part, to represent the history of Japanese poetry from the seventh century down to Teika's own day. The anthology is, without doubt, the most popular and widely known collection of poetry in Japan - a distinction it has maintained for hundreds of years. In this study, Joshua Mostow challenges the idea of a final or authoritative reading of the Hyakunin Isshu and presents a refreshing, persuasive case for a reception history of this seminal work. In addition to providing a new translation of this classic text and biographical information on each poet, Mostow examines issues relating to text and image that are central to the Japanese arts from the Heian into the early modern period. By using Edo-period woodblock illustrations as pictorializations of the poems - as "pictures of the heart," or meaning, of the poems - text and image are pieced together in a holistic approach that will stand as a model for further research in the interrelationship between Japanese visual and verbal art.