RURI HAZAMA: RAFFAELLO'S AZURE
ISBN 4 86272 001 3
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|RURI HAZAMA: RAFFAELLO'S AZURE|
This is an English-Japanese bilingual book of tanka. The book also contains four essays, two of which are given in English. These essays discuss tanka by Kagawa Hisa, and the future of tanka. Ruri Hazama spent six years in the US. She was educated at the Tokyo woman's Christian University where she studied European and American literary criticism. The tanka are set out two and three to a page, and a couple of examples are given below:
when words come flowing from pen-tip time ceases, the clock is stopped by my movements great bushes of hibiscus planted in rows — an afternoon shower swaying their flowersAmelia Fielden, an experienced tanka poet, assisted with the translations and not surprisingly the book is worthy of a bedside place.
|reviewer: Doreen King.|