A. Critical and Comparative Studies


19. Hughes, Glenn. Imagism and the Imagists: A Study in Modern Poetry. 1931. Reprint, New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1972.

This first book-length study of Imagism remains a standard text and refers throughout to Imagist influences from and likenesses to Japanese poetry (see index). Includes discussion of Fletcher, Lowell, Pound, tanka, and haiku. Misleading in an assertion that by the time of Leonard’s attack on the Imagists (A5) only Pound ‘had shown any special interest in Oriental poetry’. By the autumn of 1915 both Fletcher and Lowell had published collections making use of Japanese materials (BH1 and BI1), and Flint had foreshadowed the influence from Japan in one critical article (A2) and commented on it in another (A3).





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