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Hakutani, Yoshinobu 1935-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 185 publications in 2 languages and 9,420 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PS3545.R815, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Yoshinobu Hakutani
Haiku : this other world by Richard Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dazzling collection of 810 Haiku written by the late African-American author of Native Son holds true to the traditional Zen discipline of depicting the relationship between man and nature, but does so from the perspective of an African-American man
The city in African-American literature( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the words of Alain Locke, the city provided "a new vision of opportunity" for African-Americans that could enable them to move from an enslaving "medieval" world to a modern world containing the possibility of liberation. More recent African-American literature has also been noteworthy for its largely affirmative vision of urban life. Amiri Baraka's 1981 essay "Black Literature and the Afro-American Nation: The Urban Voice" argues that, from the Harlem Renaissance onward, African-American literature has been "urban shaped," producing a uniquely "black urban consciousness." And Toni Morrison, although stressing that the American city in general has often induced a sense of alienation in many African-American writers, nevertheless adds that modern African-American literature is suffused with an "affection" for "the village within" the city. Gwendolyn Brook's poetry and Gloria Naylor's fiction, likewise, celebrate this sense of cultural unity in the black city
Critical essays on Richard Wright by Yoshinobu Hakutani( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East-West literary imagination : cultural exchanges from Yeats to Morrison by Yoshinobu Hakutani( )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity in East-West literary criticism : new readings( )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wright and racial discourse by Yoshinobu Hakutani( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking into consideration the social and cultural milieu of Wright's time, Hakutani compares and contrasts Wright's works with those by other writers dealing with similar subjects. For examples, he discusses Native Son in comparison with Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson and in contrast with Dreiser's An American Tragedy. In a similar vein he weighs The Outsider, a controversial novel among critics, against Camus's The Stranger. And The Man Who Lived Underground is read as an existentialist work that contains elements of Zen philosophy
Young Dreiser : a critical study by Yoshinobu Hakutani( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected magazine articles of Theodore Dreiser : life and art in the American 1890s by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Dreiser and American culture : new readings( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-cultural visions in African American modernism : from spatial narrative to jazz haiku by Yoshinobu Hakutani( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yoshinobu Hakutani traces the development of African American modernism, which initially gathered momentum with Richard Wright's literary manifesto "Blueprint for Negro Writing" in 1937. Hakutani dissects and discusses the cross-cultural influences on the then-burgeoning discipline in three stages: American dialogues, European and African cultural visions, and Asian and African American cross-cultural visions."--Jacket
Art, music, and literature, 1897-1902 by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before coming to national attention for his novel Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser worked for nearly a decade as a magazine editor and freelance writer. In this volume, liberally seasoned with period illustrations, Yoshinobu Hakutani has collected and annotated a rich selection of Dreiser's early writings on the cultural milieu of his day."--Jacket
Theodore Dreiser's uncollected magazine articles, 1897-1902 by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before writing his first novel, Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser contributed these previously uncollected articles to various popular magazines around the turn of the nineteenth century, such as Success, Ainslee's, Cosmopolitan, Metropolitan, Demorest's, Pearson's, Everybody's, Harper's Monthly, and Truth. This body of nonfiction writing reflects not only Dreiser the novelist but the turn of the century, an exciting era in the development of American culture and society." "In this volume, illustrated with period photographs, Yoshinobu Hakutani has provided a historical introduction on the social and cultural milieu of the day. Dreiser's brief essays are accompanied by Hakutani's notes on now-obscure individuals, sites, and scenes mentioned by Dreiser."--Jacket
The world of Japanese fiction by Yoshinobu Hakutani( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This splendid anthology of seven important short stories, excerpts from three novels, and a short novel covers the full range of Japanese fiction from the eleventh century to the present. The editors have provided a comprehensive and discerning introduction that relates each selection to the time in which it was created and to the author's other writings."
Postmodernity and cross-culturalism( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploration of such relationships is literary to postmodernity as it is ancillary to modernity."--Jacket
Cross-cultural visions in African American literature : West meets East by Yoshinobu Hakutani( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most influential East-West artistic, cultural, and literary exchange that has taken place in modern and postmodern times was the reading and writing of haiku. Richard Wright wrote over four thousand haiku, Alice Walker's work reflects her affinity for Zen philosophy, and Ishmael Reed's work includes a discussion of Eastern thought. Here, esteemed contributors investigate the impact of Eastern philosophy and religion on African American writers from Richard Wright to Ralph Ellison to Ishmael Reed and Charles Johnson, offering a fresh field of literary inquiry
Haiku and modernist poetics by Yoshinobu Hakutani( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the genesis and development of haiku in Japan and traces the impact haiku has made on modernist poetics. This book examines the genesis and development of haiku in Japan and traces its impact on modernist poetics
Selected English writings of Yone Noguchi : an East-West literary assimilation by Yoné Noguchi( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literary naturalism : a reassessment by Yoshinobu Hakutani( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wright and haiku by Yoshinobu Hakutani( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiku : the last poems of an American icon by Richard Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From back cover or book: "Richard Wright, one of the early, forceful, and eloquent spokesmen for black Americans, author of the accalimed Native Son and Black Boy, discovered haiku in his last eighteen months of life. He attempted to capture, through his sensibility as an African-American, the elusive Zen discipline and beauty in depicting man's relationship not only to his fellow man, as he had in the raw and powerful prose of his fiction, but to the natural world. In all, he wrote over 4,000 haiku. Here are 817 he personally shose. Wright's haiku, discilpined and steeped in beauty, display a universality taht transcends both race and color without ever denying them. He wrote his haiku obsessively; in bed, in cafés, in restaurants, in both Paris and the French countryside."
 
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Haiku : this other world
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Modernity in East-West literary criticism : new readingsRichard Wright and racial discourseTheodore Dreiser and American culture : new readingsCross-cultural visions in African American modernism : from spatial narrative to jazz haikuArt, music, and literature, 1897-1902Theodore Dreiser's uncollected magazine articles, 1897-1902Postmodernity and cross-culturalismCross-cultural visions in African American literature : West meets East
Alternative Names
Hakutani 1935- Yoshinobu

Hakutani, Yoshinobu

Hakutani, Yoshinobu, 1935-

Yoshinobu, Hakutani

Yoshinobu Hakutani 1935-....

ハクタニ, ヨシノブ

伯谷 嘉信 1935-....

Languages
English (139)

German (2)