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The Resource The poetics of Motoori Norinaga : a hermeneutical journey, translated and edited by Michael F. Marra

The poetics of Motoori Norinaga : a hermeneutical journey, translated and edited by Michael F. Marra

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The poetics of Motoori Norinaga : a hermeneutical journey
Title
The poetics of Motoori Norinaga
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a hermeneutical journey
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translated and edited by Michael F. Marra
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  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
One of Japan's most renowned intellectuals, Motoori Norinaga (1730-1801) is perhaps best known for his notion of mono no aware, a detailed description of the workings of emotions as the precondition for the poetic act. As a poet and a theoretician of poetry, Norinaga had a keen eye for etymologies and other archaeological practices aimed at recovering the depth and richness of the Japanese language. This volume contains his major works on the Yamato region--the heartland of Japanese culture--including one of his most famous poetic diaries, The Sedge Hat Diary (Sugagasa no Nikki), translated into English here for the first time. Written in 1772 while Norinaga journeyed through Yamato and the Yoshino area, The Sedge Hat Diary was composed in the style of Heian prose and is interspersed with fifty-five poems. It offers important insights into Norinaga the poet, the scholar of ancient texts, the devout believer in Shinto deities, and the archaeologist searching for traces of ancient capitals, palaces, shrines, and imperial tombs of the pre-Nara period. In this piece Norinaga presents Yoshino as a "common poetic space" that readers must inhabit to develop the "common sense" that makes them live ethically in the poet's ideal society. Norinaga's ideal society is deeply imbued with the knowledge of poetry and the understanding of emotions as evidenced in the translation of Norinaga's twenty-six songs on aware (pathos) also included here. The rest of the volume offers translations of several essays by the poet that shed further light on the places he visited in Yoshino and on the main topic of his scholarly interests: the sound of the uta (songs) from his beloved Yamato. An introductory essay on Norinaga's poetics serves as a guide through the dense arguments he developed both practically in his poems and theoretically in his essays
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digitized
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1730-1801
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Motoori, Norinaga
Index
index present
Language note
English and romanized Japanese
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1730-1801
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  • Marra, Michael F.
  • Motoori, Norinaga
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  • Japanese poetry
  • Poetics
  • Kinki Region (Japan)
  • Poésie japonaise
  • Poétique
  • Kinki (Japon)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Japanese poetry
  • Poetics
  • Travel
  • Japan
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The poetics of Motoori Norinaga : a hermeneutical journey, translated and edited by Michael F. Marra
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Note
Includes English translation of Sugagasa no nikki
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index of First Lines
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Translator's Introduction
  • Translations
  • Diary and Poetry
  • Essays
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ocn256651155
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1 online resource (xi, 293 pages)
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9780824864941
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt668jmf
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not applicable
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)256651155
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The poetics of Motoori Norinaga : a hermeneutical journey, translated and edited by Michael F. Marra
Publication
Note
Includes English translation of Sugagasa no nikki
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index of First Lines
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Translator's Introduction
  • Translations
  • Diary and Poetry
  • Essays
Control code
ocn256651155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 293 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824864941
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt668jmf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256651155
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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