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
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.