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The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)

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ISBN13: 9780486292748
ISBN10: 0486292746
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A highly distilled form of Japanese poetry, haiku consists of seventeen syllables, usually divided among three lines. Though brief, they tell a story or paint a vivid picture, leaving it to the reader to draw out the meanings and complete them in the mind's eye. Haiku often contains a hidden dualism (near and far, then and now, etc.) and has a seasonal tie-in, as well as specific word-images that reveal deeper layers in each poem.

This unique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters: Bashō, Issa, Shiki, and many more, in translations by top-flight scholars in the field. Haiku commands enormous respect in Japan. Now readers of poetry in the West can savor these expressive masterpieces in this treasury compiled by noted writer Faubion Bowers, who provides a Foreword and many informative notes to the poems.

Synopsis:

Unique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku by greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki, and many more. Translated by top-flight scholars. Foreword and many informative notes to the poems.

Synopsis:

This unique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters, in translations by top-flight scholars of the field. Haiku (distilled poems featuring 17 syllables) command enormous respect in Japan. Now readers of poetry in the West can savor these expressive masterpieces in this treasury.

Synopsis:

A highly distilled form of Japanese poetry, haiku consist of 17 syllables, usually divided among three lines. This unique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki and many more, in translations by top-flight scholars in the field. Editor Faubion Bowers provides a Foreword and many informative notes to the poems.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments to Translators

Iio Sogi

Socho

Yamazaki Sokan

Arakida Moritake

Matsunaga Teitoku

Matsue Shigeyori [Ishu]

Yasuhara Teishitsu

Nishiyama Soin

Ihara Saikaku

Yamaguchi Sodo

Ichikawa Danjuro I

Kitamura Kigin

Hojo Dansui

Matsuo Basho

Takarai Kikaku

Hattori Ransetsu

Mukai Kyorai

Kosugi Issho

Ochi Etsujin

Shida Yaba

Kagami Shiko

Tachibana Hokushi

Nozawa Boncho

Yamamoto Kakei

Ogawa Haritsu

Sanboku

Kawai Otokuni

Anonymous

Den Sute-jo

Uejima Onitsura

Chigetsu

Shofu-ni

Ogawa Shushiki

Takeda [Tome] Uko-ni

Kaga no Chiyo

Hayano Hajin

Gozan

Tan Taigi

Yagi Shokyu-ni

Yosa Buson

Oshima Ryota

Tagami Kikusha-ni

Kobayashi Issa

Otomo Oemaru

Ichikawa Danjuro V

Sakurai Baishitsu

Kubota Seifu-jo

Masaoka Shiki

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Luigi, December 1, 2008 (view all comments by Luigi)
One of the very best haiku books. Often, you can't fully understand classic Japanese haiku without knowing what certain things symbolize in Japanese culture or how the haiku relates to events in the poet's life. This little book provides that information. It also gives you alternative translations of many haikus.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486292748
Editor:
Bowers, Faubion
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Bowers, Faubion
Author:
Bowers, Faubion
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, NY :
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Haiku
Subject:
Haiku -- Translations into English.
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
95-18
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.2 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by ,
Unique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku by greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki, and many more. Translated by top-flight scholars. Foreword and many informative notes to the poems.
"Synopsis" by , This unique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters, in translations by top-flight scholars of the field. Haiku (distilled poems featuring 17 syllables) command enormous respect in Japan. Now readers of poetry in the West can savor these expressive masterpieces in this treasury.
"Synopsis" by ,
A highly distilled form of Japanese poetry, haiku consist of 17 syllables, usually divided among three lines. This unique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki and many more, in translations by top-flight scholars in the field. Editor Faubion Bowers provides a Foreword and many informative notes to the poems.
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