Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9781909631021 Published February 2014 World sales rights except India

The Tilted Cup

Noh Stories

Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths

Distributed for Sylph Editions

With Photographs by John Tran
44 pages | 10 color plates | 6 x 9 1/2 | © 2013
Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9781909631021 Published February 2014 World sales rights except India
Paul Griffiths’s The Tilted Cup effects a multilayered translation, taking a series of eleven Japanese Noh plays and turning them into stories in English. The reader will encounter spirit-beings set free, lovers lost and found, dreams and desires fulfilled, lessons learned from nature, and always a longing for the infinite, as the long, slow drama of each Noh play is transformed into a short and moving tale. Interspersed and contrasting with the stories are ten photographs of contemporary Japan by John L. Tran that further explore the relation between theatricality and narrative, while offering hints of a very different vision of infinitude.
Jay Rubin | Times Literary Supplement
“[A] handsome addition to the Cahier series. . . . The stories are presented with a restraint well suited to the dignified aesthetic of Noh theatre, but they can be daring in their inclusion of details and turns of phrase that come not from the original text so much as from images that the texts have suggested to Griffiths.”
Contents
Preface
 
Tadanori
 
Hagoromo
 
Hanjo
 
Kantan
 
Teika
 
Kayoi Komachi
 
Hachi No Ki
 
Fumi Yamadachi
 
Fujisan
 
Saigyozakura
 
Sagi
 
Texts
 
Images
 
Colophon
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