BH. John Gould Fletcher

33. Nishiguchi, Junko. ‘John Gould Fletcher to tôyô’ (Fletcher and the Orient). Asphodel 22 (1988): 234-51.

Focuses largely on Fletcher’s introduction to Goblins and Pagodas (4) and the ideas about Buddhism expressed there as they are manifest in the Symphonies (4b). Nishiguchi finds the genesis of Fletcher’s interest in Zen in his earlier interest in haiku, and suggests that though ‘Oriental’ subjects in his work are often simply a means of expressing an ‘exotic mood’, his interest in Buddhism was real and its application in his poetry of note.







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