For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut The radiant subway The wall that clears up endless A thundering prayer of steel that fastens together the days a brush of cloud hanging upon it O beginning it is there your nest Thus the keynotes

  • Title: For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut
  • Author: Takashi Hiraide
  • ISBN: 9780811217484
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • The radiant subway The wall that clears up, endless A thundering prayer of steel that fastens together the days, a brush of cloud hanging upon it, O beginning, it is there your nest Thus the keynotes of Hiraide s utterly original book length poem unfold a mix of narrative, autobiography, minute scientific observations, poetics, rhetorical experiments, hyper realistic imThe radiant subway The wall that clears up, endless A thundering prayer of steel that fastens together the days, a brush of cloud hanging upon it, O beginning, it is there your nest Thus the keynotes of Hiraide s utterly original book length poem unfold a mix of narrative, autobiography, minute scientific observations, poetics, rhetorical experiments, hyper realistic images, and playful linguistic subversions all scored with the precision of a mathematical musical structure.

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    1. I read this late last night. I wasn't able to give it a careful read. I think to do that would require much more effort, as I couldn't really wrap my head around these. Normally a poem series has some kind of angle. You just latch on to that early and you know how to read the rest of them. But these poems vary in tone and subject just enough to make it kinda hard, but still engaging and interesting. I finished the book with a good feeling. He talks about walnuts a lot, and there's something abou [...]

    2. Phenomenal; 111 pieces, a train, a poem about poetry & walnuts; great word plan; bilingual edition which comes in handy for studying the introductory notes but also as you read TH's poems which turn in on themselves and become notes on poetry & this poem in particular. A treatise on sound, definition, format, and language play. Colorful, beautiful, I plan to reread. Given the format of Japanese and English, the book is a visual treat (read from the covers to the center, English translati [...]

    3. I started reading this book on the ferry yesterday and couldn't put it down. I'm purposely avoiding it so that I don't finish it too soon-- we'll see how that goes.Nope, couldn't put it down. Finished. Will read again and again.

    4. written in 1982, but just translated into English. amazing juxtaposition of tiny prose poems that add up into something that simply defies me.

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