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Four Poems From Thorny Roses By Ichinohe Kenzō, Joshua Solomon Dec 2018

Four Poems From Thorny Roses By Ichinohe Kenzō, Joshua Solomon

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Translated from Japanese by Joshua Solomon:

  • Thorny Roses
  • Sand Pear Petals
  • Rice Fish
  • Early Spring

Author acknowledges Ito Yumiko of Tsugaru Shobo for securing translation and publication rights.


I Am A Child Of The Sun By Fukushi Kōjirō, Joshua L. Solomon Mar 2016

I Am A Child Of The Sun By Fukushi Kōjirō, Joshua L. Solomon

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Translated from the Japanese by Joshua Solomon.


“Ab-Soul’S Outro,” “Hiiipower,” And The Vernacular: Kendrick Lamar’S Rap As Literature, Tyler S. Bunzey Apr 2015

“Ab-Soul’S Outro,” “Hiiipower,” And The Vernacular: Kendrick Lamar’S Rap As Literature, Tyler S. Bunzey

Senior Honors Theses

Kendrick Lamar’s “Ab-Soul’s Outro” and “HiiiPower” employ complex patterns of Signifyin(g), testifyin’, and other classical African-American literary tropes in order to construct a nuanced style. Lamar creates a double-voiced text not only within his narrative, but also within the form itself. Lamar plays on rap's unique status in African-American literature as an oral text; it is an extension of the vernacular. Through this oral text, Lamar decentralizes the Eurocentric focus of classical interpretation and qualification of literature to a new Afrocentric perspective that privileges the oral text. These raps are complex, wrapped up in their current ...