Forest of Eyes: Selected Poems of Tada Chimako

Title

Forest of Eyes: Selected Poems of Tada Chimako

Department

World Languages and Literatures

Document Type

Book

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Description

One of Japan's most important modern poets, Tada Chimako (1930-2003) gained prominence in her native country for her sensual, frequently surreal poetry and fantastic imagery. Although Tada's writing is an essential part of postwar Japanese poetry, her use of themes and motifs from European, Near Eastern, and Mediterranean history, mythology, and literature, as well as her sensitive explorations of women's inner lives make her very much a poet of the world.Forest of Eyes offers English-language readers their first opportunity to read a wide selection from Tada's extraordinary oeuvre, including nontraditional free verse, poems in the traditional forms oftanka and haiku, and prose poems. Translator Jeffrey Angles introduces this collection with an incisive essay that situates Tada as a poet, explores her unique style, and analyzes her contribution to the representation of women in postwar Japanese literature.

ISBN

978-0520260511

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

University of California Press

City

Berkeley

Keywords

Japanese poetry, women authors, Japan, surrealism, haiku, translations into English

Disciplines

East Asian Languages and Societies | Poetry

Comments

Professor Jeffrey Angles is translator of this book.