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Celebrating Kyō: The Eccentricity of Bashō and Nampo

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dc.creator Qiu, Peipei
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-14T15:06:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-14T15:06:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Early Modern Japan: An Interdisciplinary Journal v. 16 (2008), p. 84-91 en
dc.identifier.issn 1940-7955 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/36280
dc.description.abstract This paper examines how kyō or eccentricity constituted an important part of the creativity of both Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694), the greatest haikai (comic linked verse) poet, and Ōta Nampo (1749–1823), the best kyōshikyōbun (Chinese-style eccentric poem and prose) writer. It demonstrates that while both of them excelled at what Haruo Shirane has called “the literature of reversal”, Bashō’s kyō often works effectively in turning the earthy and the aberrant to the lofty and the spiritual, and Nampo’s tends to bring the refined and the classical down to the vulgar, funny, even crude meaning in claiming a distinctive poetic world of his own. en
dc.description.sponsorship Early Modern Japan Network en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher The Ohio State University en
dc.subject Matsuo, Bashō, 1644-1694 -- Influence en
dc.subject Ōta, Nanpo, 1749-1823 -- Influence en
dc.subject Haikai en
dc.subject Japanese literature -- 1600-1868 en
dc.subject Kyō en
dc.title Celebrating Kyō: The Eccentricity of Bashō and Nampo en
dc.type Article en