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Classic Haiku: The Greatest Japanese Poetry from Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki, and Their Followers (Eternal Moments)

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ISBN13: 9781844834860
ISBN10: 1844834867
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Poetry aficionados will appreciate this beautifully designed and illustrated collection of 200 haiku by the four most celebrated Japanese poets of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries: Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki, who modernized the form and coined the very term haiku. Enhancing their work are four seasonally-themed groups of verse, many written by Bashos students and associates. The translation is thoroughly readable and contemporary, and the images evocative. An enlightening introduction offers biographical information on the featured poets, background on the nature of haiku and its development within the Japanese poetic tradition, and a short account of the Buddhist practice to which most of the writers were connected.

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bluefeatherstar, April 17, 2014 (view all comments by bluefeatherstar)
This book is a nice way to introduce people to haiku. It gives some background on famous Japanese poets and their inspiration of their poems. The photography I felt went well with the selected poems and provided a nice atmosphere when reading it. One of my favorite bedside books to read when calming down for the night.
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bluefeatherstar, April 17, 2014 (view all comments by bluefeatherstar)
This book is a nice way to introduce people to haiku. It gives some background on famous Japanese poets and their inspiration of their poems. The photography I felt went well with the selected poems and provided a nice atmosphere when reading it. One of my favorite bedside books to read when calming down for the night.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781844834860
Publisher:
Duncan Baird
Subject:
Buddhist
Translator:
Lowenstein, Tom
Photographer:
Cleare, John
Editor:
Lowenstein, Tom
Author:
Lowenstein, Tom
Subject:
PHI028000
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Haiku
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Subject:
JUVY-WORKBOOKS - JUV WORKBOOKS
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Eternal Moments
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in 2-color
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.31 x 4.94 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Miscellaneous International Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Anthologies
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Haiku and Tanka
Religion » Eastern Religions » Japanese Religion and Literature

Classic Haiku: The Greatest Japanese Poetry from Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki, and Their Followers (Eternal Moments)
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