Collected English Works of Yone Noguchi
Poems, Novels and Literary Essays
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First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Novels by Miss Morning Glory. Volume 2: Literary Writings. Volume 3: Literary Writings. Volume 4: Literary Writings. Volume 5: Poems. Volume 6: Poems
‘At last the poet has come, the poet who is the true messenger of the spirit of his people representing the culture which is national, but above all universal, and of all time …’
‘They are full of a rich sense of beauty, and of ideal sentiment. In fact the essential excellence of the poems and the particular quality of their excellence surprise me. "The Myoto" is truly a beautiful little piece marked by feeling equally simple and deep.’
—William M. Rossetti
‘Your poems are another instance of the energy, mysteriousness, and poetical feeling of the Japanese, from whom we are receiving much instruction.’
‘I am much attracted by the novel metaphors and qualifying words, which often are full of beauty, the luxuriance of phrase suggesting beds of Eastern flowers under the moonlight.’
‘… Yone Noguchi, who seems, indeed, to have the freedom of two worlds, and to find reality as often in one as in the other. Noguchi is for ever in doubt of his own existence, suspicious of appearances, and searching for the reality in things beyond touch or description.’