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Author Atkins, Paul S. (Paul Stephen), 1969- author

Title Teika : the life and works of a medieval Japanese poet / Paul S. Atkins
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017]
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Contents A documentary biography -- The bodhidharma style and the poetry contest in six hundred rounds -- Teika's poetics -- Spirit of Han, genius of Yamato -- Teika after Teika : a history of reception
Summary The medieval Japanese courtier, poet, compiler, copyist, critic, and diarist Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) is one of the most influential writers in the history of Japanese literature. Descended from a lineage of courtier poets, Teika achieved early success through linguistic and conceptual innovation and is acknowledged as a virtuoso master of the 31 syllable waka form. His patrons included members of the regental, shogunal, and imperial families. Teika's talents were much in demand as a tutor, judge of poetry contests, and compiler of imperial anthologies of waka. Much of his diary, Meigetsuki, survives today in Teika's own hand, and samples of his distinctive calligraphy are coveted by collectors. This work explores the most important and intriguing aspects of Teika's life and literary works
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Fujiwara, Sadaie, 1162-1241
Fujiwara, Sadaie, 1162-1241.
Poets, Japanese -- 1185-1600 -- Biography
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- General.
Poets, Japanese.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824858689 (electronic bk.)
0824858700 (electronic bk.)
9780824858681 (electronic bk.)
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