Yamamura Bochō (1884-1924) is mainly remembered as the author of "Seisanryōhari" (The Sacred Prism, 1915), a collection of "shi" (modern poetry in non-traditional forms) that represents the culmination of his experiments in diction and imagery. One of the most striking elements of his ‘prismist’ poetry is the presence of scientific language, coming from the domains of geology, botany, biology, and medicine. In this paper, I adopt a historical and textual perspective to attempt an analysis of the incorporation of scientific discourse in Bochō’s poetry. Particular emphasis is placed on the European and Japanese debate on the ‘new science’ and on the similarities to the treatment of this topic by Bochō and the discourses of the historical European avant-garde (especially Italian Futurism).
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||The Incorporation of Scientific Discourse in Yamamura Bochō's "Prismist" Poetry (1914-1916)|
|Titolo del libro:||Perspectives on East Asia|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Articolo su libro|