Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Literature: West by Y. Hakutani

By Y. Hakutani

The main influential East-West inventive, cultural, and literary alternate that has taken position in sleek and postmodern instances was once the studying and writing of haiku. the following, esteemed participants examine the influence of japanese philosophy and faith on African American writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison, supplying a clean box of literary inquiry.

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42. , 104. The translation is by Hakutani. 43. , 102. The translation is by Hakutani. 44. Jacques Lacan, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, ed. JacquesAlain Miller, trans. Alan Sheridan (New York: Norton, 1881), 188. 45. Jacques Lacan, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, bk. 2, The Ego in Freud’s Theory and in the Techniques of Psychoanalysis, 1954–1955, ed. Jacques-Alain Miller, trans. Sylvana Tomaselli (New York: Norton, 1988), 285. 46. , 302. 47. Pound, “Vorticism,” 463. 48. Yeats, letter to Mcleod, quoted in E.

Beads of quicksilver On a black umbrella: Moonlit April rain. wright, zen, the african “primal outlook upon life” / 13 671. A pale winter moon, Pitying a lonely doll, Lent it a shadow. The bright harvest moon Upon the tatami mats Shadows of the pines. (Kikaku)41 In Kikaku’s haiku, the beauty of the moonlight is not only humanized by the light shining on the man-made objects but also intensified by the shadows of pine trees that fall upon the mats. The intricate pattern of the shadow of trees intensifies the beauty of the moonlight.

Ed. E. W. Emerson and W. E. Forbes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1911. ———. The Works of Emerson. 4 vols. New York: Tudor Publishing Company, 1900. Fabre, Michel. ” Critical Essays on Richard Wright. Ed. Yoshinobu Hakutani. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982. ———. The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright. New York: Morrow, 1973. Freneau, Philip. The Poems of Philip Freneau. 2 vols. Ed. Fred Lewis Pattee. New York: Russell and Russell, 1963. Hakutani, Yoshinobu. ” Modern Philology 90 (Aug. 1992): 46–69. Henderson, Harold G.

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