Obon: The Festival Of The Dead: The Festival Of The Dead

byTerry Watada

Paperback | October 15, 2006

Obon: The Festival Of The Dead: The Festival Of The Dead by Terry Watada
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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. Obon: The Festival of the Dead is honest communion that bids ancestral voices to speak from every page, spreading their illumination long after the poetic moment, long after the season of Obon has ended.

Title:Obon: The Festival Of The Dead: The Festival Of The DeadFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 8.5 X 5.55 X 0.35 inShipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.5 X 5.55 X 0.35 inPublished:October 15, 2006Publisher:Thistledown PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897235143

ISBN - 13:9781897235140

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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