Haiku and Modernist Poetics

  • Authors
  • Yoshinobu Hakutani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Yoshinobu Hakutani
    Pages 1-5
  3. Yoshinobu Hakutani
    Pages 7-16
  4. Yoshinobu Hakutani
    Pages 17-36
  5. Yoshinobu Hakutani
    Pages 37-51
  6. Yoshinobu Hakutani
    Pages 53-67
  7. Yoshinobu Hakutani
    Pages 69-88
  8. Yoshinobu Hakutani
    Pages 89-109
  9. Yoshinobu Hakutani
    Pages 139-158
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 159-195

About this book


This book examines the genesis and development of haiku in Japan and traces its impact on modernist poetics. This study shows that the most pervasive East-West artistic, cultural, and literary exchange that has taken place in modern and postmodern times was in the reading and writing of haiku in the West. Hakutani roots Y.B Yeats symbolism in cross cultural visions; reveals Ezra Pound s imagism to have originated in haiku; and discusses some of the finest haiku written by Jack Kerouac, Richard Wright, Sonia Sanchez, and James Emanuel.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230100916
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38000-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-10091-6
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