BEARDED CONES & PLEASURE BLADES: THE COLLECTED POEMS OF TORII SHOZO

BEARDED CONES & PLEASURE BLADES: THE COLLECTED POEMS OF TORII SHOZO

By: Shozo, Torii

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bearded Cones & Pleasure Blades contains all of the poetry of Torii Shozo ( 1932-99) in English translation for the first time. Taylor Mignon took a de cade to produce his painstaking translation. Shiraishi Kazuko introduces th e work, and Taylor adds an essay. It is illustrated by Torii's fellow VOU C lub poets/artists KitasonoKatue and Yamamoto Kansuke. Torii Shozo situated himself poetically in a unique position straddling two worlds. His erudite knowledge of surrealism is marked in his poetry by endearing references to international avant-garde heroes and their works. His method of poetic production owes to the haiku tradition of juxtaposing concrete particulars unexpectedly, for intensely imagistic works. This unique, hybrid method set himapart from his more minimalist poetic brethren by figuratively supplementing flesh on the "exquisite corpse." Literal references to lines by Santoka and Matsuo Basho, among others, were fused in his last volume, Wind Semiotics, in which the irony, eroticism and violence are presented humorously.

Title: BEARDED CONES & PLEASURE BLADES: THE COLLECTED POEMS OF TORII SHOZO

Author Name: Shozo, Torii

Categories: Poetry,

Publisher: Highmoonoon: 2013

ISBN Number: 1933606312

ISBN Number 13: 9781933606316

Binding: Paperback Bunk

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047569