One Hundred Visions of War (Paperback)

One Hundred Visions of War By Julien Vocance, Alfred Nicol (Translator), Dana Gioia (Preface by) Cover Image

One Hundred Visions of War (Paperback)

By Julien Vocance, Alfred Nicol (Translator), Dana Gioia (Preface by)

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The "One Hundred Visions of War" of Julien Vocance (1878-1954) comprise some of the first haiku written in the West. Where classical Japanese haiku traditionally speaks of the beauty of Nature, Vocance uses the form to a very different purpose, depicting the horror and brutality of armed conflict, as seen from the trenches during the First World War. Readers get a ground-level view of unimaginable slaughter. The value of Vocance's poetry lies in its witness to the experience of the human being caught up in a battle which, as Wendell Berry put it, "the machines won." Only imagine: an obscure soldier-poet pits his human art against overwhelming military technology, and his art survives.

Product Details ISBN: 9781951319373
ISBN-10: 1951319370
Publisher: Wiseblood Books
Publication Date: November 7th, 2022
Pages: 122
Language: English