Pictures of the Floating World

Pictures of the Floating World

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Pictures of the Floating World

Pictures of the Floating World

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The march of peoples is always toward the West, wherefore, the earth being round, in time the West must be East again. A startling paradox, but one which accounts for the great interest and inspiration that both poets and painters are discovering in Oriental art. The first part of this book represents some of the charm I have found in delving into Chinese and Japanese poetry. It should be understood, however, that these poems, written in a quasi- Oriental idiom, are not translations except in a very few instances all of which have been duly acknowledged in the text.

In the Japanese "Lacquer Prints," the hokku pattern has been more closely followed than has any corresponding Chinese form in the "Chinoiseries"; but, even here, I have made no . . .

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