This is Real Life Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | March 2, 2015

    Anna Lyndsey: IMG My Top 10 Talking Books



    I have always been a reader, but eight years ago, strange circumstances conspired to make me totally book-dependent. I was stuck within four walls,... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Basho: The Complete Haiku

Basho: The Complete Haiku Cover

ISBN13: 9784770030634
ISBN10: 4770030630
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Basho stands today as Japans most renowned writer, and one of the most revered. Wherever Japanese literature, poetry or Zen are studied, his oeuvre carries weight. Every new student of haiku quickly learns that Basho was the greatest of the Old Japanese Masters.

Yet despite his stature, Bashos complete haiku have not been collected into a single volume. Until now.

To render the writers full body of work into English, Jane Reichhold, an American haiku poet and translator, dedicated over ten years of work. In Basho: The Complete Haiku, she accomplishes the feat with distinction. Dividing his creative output into seven periods of development, Reichhold frames each period with a decisive biographical sketch of the poets travels, creative influences and personal triumphs and defeats. Scrupulously annotated notes accompany each poem; and a glossary and two indexes fill out the volume.

Reichhold notes that, Basho was a genius with words. He obsessively sought out the right word for each phrase of the succinct seventeen-syllable haiku, seeking the very essence of experience and expression. With equal dedication, Reichhold sought the ideal translations. As a result, Basho: The Complete Haiku is likely to become the essential work on this brilliant poet and will stand as the most authoritative book on the subject for many years to come. Original sumi-e ink drawings by artist Shiro Tsujimura complement the haiku throughout the book.

About the Author

JANE REICHHOLD is one of the top poets in the American haiku world. She has written over twenty books, most of them on haiku or poetry, including Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-on Guide. Three of her books have received awards from the Haiku Society of America, and she has twice won the Literature Award from the Museum of Haiku in Tokyo.

SHIRO TSUJIMURA is a renowned Japanese artist and potter with works in museums around the world. His striking work appears on the cover and throughout the Kodansha International edition of Bashos classic, A Haiku Journey.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Iwa Iniki, February 26, 2010 (view all comments by Iwa Iniki)
Very disappointed in this translation of Basho's Haiku.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 4 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9784770030634
Subtitle:
The Complete Haiku
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Translator:
Reichhold, Jane
Illustrator:
Tsujimura, Shiro
Author:
Basho, Matsuo
Author:
null, Jane
Author:
Reichhold, Jane
Author:
null, Matsuo
Author:
Tsujimura, Shiro
Author:
null, Shiro
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Literature/English | Poetry | World
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Subject:
Literature/English | Poetry
Publication Date:
20080701
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Original sumi-e ink drawings
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.2 x 9 x 1.1 in 1.613 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Style and Design
Featured Titles » Humanities
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Miscellaneous International Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Featured Titles
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Haiku and Tanka
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Poetry Month Picks
Religion » Eastern Religions » Japanese Religion and Literature

Basho: The Complete Haiku
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 432 pages Kodansha International (JPN) - English 9784770030634 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.