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Review of: Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyō
Philosophy East & West
  • Michiko Yusa, Western Washington University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
4-1-2004
Abstract

A quarter of a century ago William LaFleur published his book on Saigyō, Mirror for the Moon, which the present work, Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyō, thoughtfully and masterfully supersedes. In the first part of the book, "The Life and Times of Saigyō," the author succinctly incorporates many of these findings and relates Saigyo's poems both to historical events and to his personal life experience (pp. 1-70). The second half of the book contains LaFleur's translation of over 150 poems by Saigyō, all of which appear to be taken from his earlier book.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Buddhist poetry, Japanese--History and criticism
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Saigyō, 1118-1190. Poems
Genre/Form
reviews (documents)
Type
Text
Language
English
Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Michiko Yusa. "Review of: Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyō" Philosophy East & West Vol. 54 Iss. 2 (2004) p. 270 - 273
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michiko_yusa/3/