BL. W. B. Yeats

204. Sakurai, Emiko. ‘The Noh Plays of Kenneth Rexroth: A Study of the Classical Greek and Japanese Traditions’. In For Rexroth, edited by Geoffrey Gardner. New York: Ark, 1980.


A knowledgeable study of the relation between Rexroth’s Beyond the Mountains (CA13c) and its precursors in the nô and the ‘dance plays’ of Yeats. Finds that while Rexroth’s work is ‘significant in the history of American borrowing of Japanese literary traditions’, and in parts bears a ‘remarkable resemblance’ to the nô, it is more indebted in subject, theme, and construction to Yeats’s assimilations than to the classical Japanese drama itself.






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