Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

4-2004

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.

Publication Title

Philosophy East & West

Volume

54

Issue

2

First Page

270

Last Page

273

Required Publisher's Statement

Copyright 2004 University of Hawaii Press and author's.

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

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