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Basho's Haiku

Selected Poems of Matsuo Basho
Basho's Haiku

Author(s) : Basho, Matsuo and Barnhill, David Landis
Publishers Price : 21.25
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ISBN : 0791461661
EAN : 9780791461662
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 332
Size : 216 x 140mm
Publisher : State Univ New York
Published : 2004
Category : Poetry: Haiku
Synopsis:
A wonderful new translation of the poetry of Basho - Zen monk, poet of nature, and master of the haiku form. This is the most comprehensive translation yet of the poetry of Basho (1644-1694), who is credited with popularizing the haiku form of poetry. One of the most widely read Japanese writers, Basho is especially beloved by those who appreciate nature and those who practice Zen Buddhism.

Born into the samurai class, Basho rejected that world after the death of his master and became a wandering poet and teacher. During his travels across Japan he became a lay Zen monk and studied history and classical poetry. His poems contained a mystical quality and expressed universal themes through simple images from the natural world.

" This is a very well researched translation of Basho's poetry that does an outstanding job of presenting this valuable material. It is a first-rate work that clearly reflects the author's long and intense devotion and commitment to the topic. It will stand out as unique because of the range of poetry that it covers." Steven Heine.
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