A. Critical and Comparative Studies

11. Snow, Royall. ‘Poetry in Borrowed Plumage’. New Republic 25 (1921): 312-15.

The first work to note specifically the influence of ukiyoe on poetry in English. Argues that the influence in contemporary poetry is ‘profound’ and ‘farreaching’, ‘chiefly responsible for’ the abundant use of colour by such poets as Aldington and Lowell, for a ‘linear effect’ in other poems, and for a ‘tone’ in poems by Fletcher and others. Includes reference as well to an influence in the work of Binyon, Bynner, Ficke, H. D. (see also 8), and Pound.






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