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Basho (1644–1694) is the most famous Haiku poet of Japan. He made his living as a teacher and writer of Haiku and is celebrated for his many travels around Japan, which he recorded in travel journals. This translation of his most mature journal, Oku-No-Hosomichi, details the most arduous part of a nine-month journey with his friend and disciple, Sora, through the backlands north of the capital, west to the Japan Sea and back toward Kyoto. More than a record of the journey, Basho’s journal is a poetic sequence that has become a center of the Japanese mind/heart. Ten illustrations by Hide Oshiro illuminate the text.

Cid Corman was well-known as a poet, translator and editor of Origin, the ground-breaking poetry magazine.

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A classic translation of Basho's most famous travel journal

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Poetry. Translated from the Japanese by Cid Corman. In this, a classic translation of Basho's most famous travel journal, the most celebrated Haiku poet of Japan records his many travels, including the morst ardous part of a nin-month journey through the backlands north of the capital, west to the sea, and back to Kyoto. More than just a record of that journey, Basho's journal is a poetic sequence that has become a center of the Japanese mind/heart. Ten illustrations by Hide Oshiro illuminate the text.

Synopsis:

This is a classic translation of Basho's most famous work.

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Basho (1644-1694) is the most famous Haiku poet of Japan. He made his living as a teacher and writer of Haiku and is celebrated for his many travels around Japan which were recorded in his travel journals. Back Roads to Far Towns, a translation of Oku-No-Hosomichi, is his last and most mature. Cid Corman is well known as a poet, translator, and as the editor of Origin, a ground breaking poetry magazine. His recent publications include Now Now and No Choice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781893996311
Translator:
Oshiro, Hide
Author:
Corman, Cid
Illustrator:
Oshiro, Hide
Author:
Basho, Matsuo
Author:
Basho
Publisher:
White Pine Press (NY)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
World History-Japan
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Companions for the Journey
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 BandW illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.3 in 3.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Translated from the Japanese by Cid Corman. In this, a classic translation of Basho's most famous travel journal, the most celebrated Haiku poet of Japan records his many travels, including the morst ardous part of a nin-month journey through the backlands north of the capital, west to the sea, and back to Kyoto. More than just a record of that journey, Basho's journal is a poetic sequence that has become a center of the Japanese mind/heart. Ten illustrations by Hide Oshiro illuminate the text.
"Synopsis" by , This is a classic translation of Basho's most famous work.
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