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An Interview With Michael F. Marra by Robert D. Wilson

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This chapter presents an interview with Michael F. Marra by Robert D. Wilson. In this interview, Marra talks about the importance of Motoori Norinaga's writings to the Japanese poetics of his day and the influence, if any, they have on current day Japanese poetry. He describes the conceptualization of the term mono no ware with the help of examples. Marra is also asked about the difference in Japanese and Chinese usages of the word uta. The interview ends with Marra's views on the inspiration for writing a book on Norinaga.

Keywords: Japanese poetry; Michael F. Marra; mono no aware; Robert D. Wilson; uta



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