The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa

Chika Sagawa was a leader of the avant-garde movement in post-WWI Tokyo, a daring experimental poet who sought to free her work from the traditionally gender-bound traditions of Japanese poetry. Growing up in isolated rural Japan, Sagawa would move to Tokyo at seventeen, and begin publishing her work at eighteen. Almost immdiately recognized as a leading light of the (male-dominated) Japanese literary scene, Sagawa's work combines startling, unique imagery with Western influences. The result are short, sharp, surreal poems about human fragility in the face of beauty.

  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publication date: 11/08/2020
  • ISBN: 9780593230015
  • Page extent: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 204 mm x 133 mm
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