Seasons of Sacred Lust: The Selected Poems of Kazuko

Seasons of Sacred Lust: The Selected Poems of Kazuko

Seasons of Sacred Lust: The Selected Poems of Kazuko Shiraishi ★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ Seasons of Sacred Lust: The Selected Poems of Kazuko Shiraishi By Kazuko Shiraishi ✪ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Seasons of Sacred Lust is Kazuko Shiraishi's challenge to the conventions of Japanese erotic poetry Born in Vancouver Canada Shiraishi was taken to Japan by her family just prior to World War II and h Seasons of Sacred Lust Sacred Lust: PDF/EPUB Ä is Kazuko Shiraishi's challenge to the conventions of Japanese erotic poetry Born in Vancouver Canada Shiraishi was taken to Japan by her family just prior to World War II and her first poetry written at age seventeen published at twenty emerged from the violence and ugliness of postwar Tokyo Her earliest work associated with the avant garde magazine Vou shows her talent for vivid bizarre almost surrealistic imagery Her later writing coming out of her deepening involvement in the world of modern jazz and her increasing emphasis on Seasons of ePUB ↠ the performance of her poetry dramatizes a society of estrangement and alienation where music and poetry provide the only values and sex the only solace in a disintegrating world This selection is translated by a group of Japanese and American poets Iluko Atsumi John Solt Carol Tinker Yasuyo Morita and Kenneth Rexroth who provided an informative perceptive introduction.


7 thoughts on “Seasons of Sacred Lust: The Selected Poems of Kazuko Shiraishi

  1. Anna F. Anna F. says:

    Yesterday I cut downOld time and memoryKicked them over the cliffAnd slept holding a new treeThe tree had no name nor memoryIt was just likeA young man I can't believe everything lasts never perishingConstantly born continuously living writing in agonyAnd at last even resurrects


  2. Vel Veeter Vel Veeter says:

    This is a collectedselected set of poems by the Japanese poet Kazuko Shiraisha This is the first of its kind regarding this specific poet and because of these limitations this collection is less good than it could beTwo specific issues arise here one translated works are already fraught with potential issues and poetry especially Two a selectedcollected poetry collection often places ill suited poems side by side as opposed to one written in a given space of time or related set of themesSo this collection has two kinds of poems shorter poems that often take on animals themes and images and longer poems that are often romanticerotic in theme and formThe longer poems are the stronger by farHere’s an example of one of the shorter poemsFleaI am a bloodsuckerI am the world’s number one son of a bitchI take revenge for hopeless loveA beautiful girl is irritatedMakes a face outs scratchesAnd finds meSo I decide to kill herI deliberately reach outMy sharp polished mails to herThen my pleasure begins to comeKeeping out of sight at the risk of my lifeI suck her blood and run awayI am a sadistic flea So while I like the connections and reversal of the John Donne poem there definitely seems something lacking in the translation The longest poems have time and words to develop the images in interesting ways With the smaller poems the margin of error is significantly smaller and I found them lacking in general


  3. Yes Yes says:

    25 stars but I gave additional 05 star for mentioning Manila in her last poemI tried my best to like it but for me it was just really okay It is not that bad at least The way the author writes her poetry is peculiar I still managed to like a very few of her poems which I will include in this review soon


  4. Darcy Petersen Darcy Petersen says:

    A number of poems in this book are uite long but many are also short Although it was originally written in Japanese the translation is good Probably what you would call beat poetry since it was often recited to music by the author who was a big fan of jazz and blues An amazing book


  5. Jeffrey Jeffrey says:

    At 795 this book is a steal Shiraishi was closely connected both personally and in sensibilities to the Beat Generation writers In Japan she became well known for reciting her writing to jazz accompaniment


  6. Carly Elizabeth Carly Elizabeth says:

    Waking up from the dream and you’re already swimming Everything is silver


  7. R.K. Cowles R.K. Cowles says:

    3 12 stars


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