Classic Haiku: An Anthology of Poems by Basho and His Followers (Paperback)

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By Basho, Asataro Miyamori (Translator), Asataro Miyamori (Annotations by)
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With the utmost economy and skill, the haiku poet paints a vast mural on a narrow canvas. Working within the strict 17-syllable limits of the traditional Japanese form, Matsuo Basho (1644 1694) and other masters evoke elements of the natural world to conjure up timeless moods and emotions. This volume features dozens of Basho's poems as well as works by his predecessors and ten of his disciples Kikaku, Ransetsu, Joso, and Kyoroku among them. Intended principally for readers with no knowledge of Japanese literature, this treasury includes the original Japanese text, a transliteration, and English translations for each verse; most poems also include a brief explication.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486422213
ISBN-10: 0486422216
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2011
Pages: 288
Language: English