Saturday, 23 March 2013


I just got my copy of Modernism and the Orient, edited by Zhaoming Qian and published by University of New Orleans Press. This is a collection of essays derived from the eponymous conference held in Hangzhou, China in 2010. There are papers on Oscar Wilde, Emily Dickinson, the flute in Modernist music and poetry, Marcel Proust, Robert Frost, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Louis Zukofsky, Lee Harwood and Harry Guest; the contributors are: Zhang Longxi, Sabine Sielke, Daniel Albright, Christine Froula, Qiping Yin, Ira B. Nadel, Fen Gao, Christian Kloeckner, Ronald Bush, Zhaoming Qian, Richard Parker and Tony Lopez. My paper 'The Orient in Later Modernist English Poetry' is a reading of Harry Guest's 'Two Poems for O-Bon' and Lee Harwood's 'Chên 震'. It's great to see this book come out, at one stage it looked as if UNO Press was going under, but it does seem to be getting the work out after all. Well done John Gery who runs the book series.
The cover design is by Lauren Capone, copyright © 2012 UNO Press

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