Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jim Kacian

Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jim Kacian year 2013
  • Book name: Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years
  • Author: Jim Kacian
  • Release date: 2013/6/1
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780393239478
  • Rating: 9.29 of 10
  • Votes: 761
  • Review by: Harvey Ratliff
  • Review rating: 9.67 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/14
  • Total pages: 464
  • Includes a PDF summary of 43 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Haiku in English is an anthology of more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems that were originally written in English by over 200 poets from around the world. Although haiku originated as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. This collection tells the story for the first time of Anglophone haiku, charting its evolution over the last one hundred years and placing it within its historical and literary context. It features an engaging introduction by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins and an insightful historical overview by leading haiku poet, editor, and publisher Jim Kacian. The selections range from the first fully realized haiku in English, Ezra Pound's 'In a Station of the Metro,' to plentiful examples by haiku virtuosos such as John Wills, Marlene Mountain, Nick Virgilio, and Raymond Roseliep, and to investigations into the genre by eminent poets like John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, and Seamus Heaney. The editors explore the genre's changing forms and themes, highlighting its vitality and its breadth of poetic styles and content. Among the many poems on offer are organic form experiments by E. E. Cummings and Michael McClure, evocations of black culture by Richard Wright and Sonia Sanchez, and the seminal efforts of Jack Kerouac. The first anthology to map the full range of haiku in the English tradition, Haiku in English is the perfect collection of this spare and elegant genre.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 28H44M31S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Poetry Anthologies (various Poets)
  • Available formats: TXT, PML, DOC, DjVu, WORD, PDF, EPUB, TXTz. Compressed in ZIP, CPIO, TAR.GZ, RAR
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 27.76 USD
  • Dimensions: 137x191x30mm
  • Weight: 500g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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