Kotan Chronicles:Selected Poems 1928-1943

Genzō, Sarashina and Willems, Nadine (2017) Kotan Chronicles:Selected Poems 1928-1943. Isobar Press, Tokyo & London. ISBN 978-4-907359-19-5

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Abstract

Kotan Chronicles by Genzō Sarashina takes the reader into the lives of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, and their interaction with Japanese settlers in the 1920s and 1930s, a period when the traditional world of the kotan, or Ainu village, was being destroyed by the rapid development of the island. With a distinctive and powerful artistic voice, vividly captured in Nadine Willems ‘s translation, the poems probe this extraordinary cultural encounter in Japan’s far north, depicting both the beauty of the Hokkaido landscape and the back-breaking work required to survive there in an era of economic hardship. Kotan Chronicles constitutes an exceptional witness of its times.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: japan,poetry,anarchism,ainu
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 05:10
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 23:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64960
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