Thursday, March 23, 2006

re: Ishikawa Jun article

Dear editor,

Thanks for the response, and for forgiving the article's sexinessless.

To be honest, I'm not really sure what exactly it was that Ishikawa found so "modern" about the Tang poets. I have a general idea, but since I'm still in the beginning stages of this research project, I don't want to make any conjectures that turn out to be wrong. And since my knowledge of Tang poetry is next to nil, I'd rather avoid any general explanation (I thought the hyperlink to wikipedia might serve as a substitute). Besides, the important point about this Tang dynasty- Tenmei kyoka poets- Ishikawa Jun modernism connection is that "the modern" is seen by Ishikawa as an attribute that is temperamental and not temporal/historical. There really isn't any need (at this point, at least) to go into detail about Tang poetry.

If there are any changes you'd like to make, feel free to do so.


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