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  • Obon: the festival of the dead by Terry Watada

    The author of the book: Terry Watada

    Last download: 6 days ago

    Edition: Thistledown Press

    Uploaded: 1289 times

    ISBN: 1897235143

    Book Title: Obon: the festival of the dead

    ISBN 13: 9781897235140

    Date of issue: September 2006

    Page views: 5787



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Terry Watada crafts an artful mix of Buddhist tradition, Japanese-infused language, and rich cultural history, where death is but one stop in the cyclical, timeless nature of a life. His is a warm tribute to the thin veil between worlds where sorrow is as transient as happiness. Obon: The Festival of the Dead is a celebration of people who endure through poverty and prejudice while they deftly and memorably evoke the traditions that redeem and define them. Deploying a remarkable balance between line and space, Watada's span of syntax and diction are striking. Whether writing about drug addiction, forced labour, jazz, or the reveries of Japanese values, Watada measures the impact of each poem as carefully as a well-placed stone in the Ryoan-ji or an arranged paper lantern in the Urabon.



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