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Learning to KneelNoh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching$
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Carrie J. Preston

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231166508

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.001.0001

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Ezra Pound as Noh Student

Ezra Pound as Noh Student

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(p.23) 1. Ezra Pound as Noh Student
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Learning to Kneel
Author(s):

Carrie J. Preston

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.003.0002

The first chapter uses the famous play, Hagoromo (The Feather Mantle), to explore noh dramaturgy and performance technique. Pound received a version of Hagoromo along with other draft translations of noh plays by Ernest Fenollosa and Hirata Kiichi, and it had a surprising impact on his theories of imagism and The Pisan Cantos.

Keywords:   Hagoromo, translation theory, collaboration, dance-poem recitals, The Cantos, fascism

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