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For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut

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Published by New Directions .
Written in English


  • Asian,
  • Asian - General,
  • Poetry / Asian,
  • Poetry

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Edition Notes

New Directions Paperbook

ContributionsSawako Nakayasu (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11321933M
ISBN 100811217485
ISBN 109780811217484

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In For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut, the extended syntax is represented visually as the meat inside a walnut, a system of subway tunnels, or arms outstretched; this extension is compassionate, as one poem reads, "admitting to a beautiful shadow outside itself," the metaphor of the reach is the guiding impulse behind the text. "Divided into electrifying sections, Takashi Hiraide's For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut is a mix of detailed scientific observations, poetics, narrative, autobiography, rhetorical experiments, hyper-realistic images, and playful linguistic subversions - all scored with the precision of a mathematical-musical structure."--Jacket. The Fighting Spirit Hardcover – by Lou Holtz (Author) › Visit Amazon's Lou Holtz Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Lou Holtz (Author) out of 5 stars 6 5/5(6).   For The Fighting Spirit Of The Walnut Poetry by Takashi Hiraide Translated from the Japanese by Sawako Nakayasu The radiant subway. The wall that clears up, endless. A thundering prayer of steel that fastens together the days, a brush of cloud hanging upon it, O beginning, it is there—your nest.

This poem is from Takashi Hiraide’s book-length serial poem, For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut, which comprises interlocking prose characters that inhabit this book are not limited to walnuts, as the title implies, but could be extended to include those who might possess this “fighting spirit” of the walnut. At times this belongs to smaller, ephemeral objects, such as.   Takashi Hiraide's previous book was a poetry collection, For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut. Takashi Mochizuki hide caption toggle caption. Fighting Spirit book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Lou Holtz, coach of one of the nation's most popular football teams, /5. For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut embraces this poetic challenge joyfully and exuberantly. –Soo Jin Tagged with: For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut, Melville House, Sawako Nakayasu, Takashi Hiraide, Three Percent, walnuts.

Born in Yokohama, Japan, poet and translator Sawako Nakayasu moved with her family to the United States at the age of six. She earned an MFA at Brown University. Nakayasu’s poems slip between genres and between worlds. In a interview with Cristiana Baik for The Conversant, Nakayasu stated, “One of the difficulties in translating poetry is balancing multiple demands at .   Buy For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut (New Directions Paperbook) Bilingual by Takashi Hiraide, Sawako Nakayasu (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(4).   A Fighting Spirit - Ebook written by Paul Burns. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read A Fighting Spirit. Takashi Hiraide was born in Moji, Kitakyushu in Hiraide has written numerous books of poetry and several books of genre-bending essays, including one on poetics and baseball. He currently lives in the west suburbs of Tokyo with a cat and his wife, the poet Michiyo Kawano. His novel, The Guest Cat, is a New York Times Bestseller.