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Comic Verse, Parody, Nonsense

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Victorian urge to be funny had three happy results for literature. It produced some excellent comic verse, some wonderfully accurate parodies, and a whole new subgenre, Nonsense. Oscar Wilde was ... More


Natural History of the Weird: Encyclopedias, Spooky Stories, and the Bestiaries of Toriyama Sekien

Michael Dylan Foster

in Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253612
eISBN:
9780520942677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253612.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies how the earliest illustrated encyclopedias in Japan presented and classified mysterious creatures. It introduces artist Toriyama Sekien, who combined the seriousness of academic ... More


The Poetry of Matsuo Bashō

Haruo Shirane

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0024
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the poetry of Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694). Modern haiku derives from the seventeen-syllable hokku, or opening verse, of haikai, or comic linked verse. When Bashō began his career ... More


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