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The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches

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ISBN13: 9780140441857
ISBN10: 0140441859
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Basho, the Japanese poet and diarist, was born in Iga-ueno near Kyoto in 1644. He spent his youth as companion to the son of the local lord, and with him he studied the writing of seventeen-syllable verse. In 1667 he moved to Edo (now Tokyo) where he continued to write verse. He eventually became a recluse, living on the outskirts of Edo in a hut. When he traveled he relied entirely on the hospitality of temples and fellow-poets. In his writings he was strongly influenced by the Zen sect of Buddhism.

Table of Contents

The Narrow Road to the Deep North Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Records of a Weather-Exposed Skeleton

A Visit to the Kashima Shrine

The Records of a Travel-Worn Satchel

A Visit to Sarashina Village

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Map 1. Central Japan

Map 2. Central Japan

Map 3. Northern Japan

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Had to read this in school, but it was so neat I had to, just, like, buy it and stuff.
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Not only was this sad and lovely, I think it's a book I'll return to again and again.
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slb, February 7, 2007 (view all comments by slb)
This classic was written by Japan's preeminent haiku master, Matsuo Basho, who lived in the 17th century. It tells of a six-month journey he took, walking quietly from village to village. The trip is narrated in a mixture of prose and haiku. The short but beautiful tale is accessible to modern readers. It is a classic in Japan.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140441857
Translator:
Yuasa, Nobuyuki
Translator:
Yuasa, Nobuyuki
Translator:
Yuasa, Nobuyuki
Translator:
Yuasa, Noboyuki
Author:
Basho, Matsuo
Author:
Yuasa, Noboyuki
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Japanese literature
Subject:
Authors, japanese
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
140
Publication Date:
19670231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.70x5.14x.43 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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