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Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings (Shambhala Classics)

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Basho (1644–1694)—the most revered poet of Japanese literature—is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of his journey through northern Japan. Basho elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty. His travel diaries of linked prose and haiku created a new genre of writing that inspired generations of Japanese poets.

Synopsis:

This is a single-volume collection of writings by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), including a travel diary and over 250 haiku, an art form he raised to a level of simplicity and spiritual beauty. The book includes an introduction to Basho's life and work and an essay on the art of haiku.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-184).

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Basho (1644–1694)—the most revered poet of Japanese literature—is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of his journey through northern Japan. Basho elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty. His travel diaries of linked prose and haiku created a new genre of writing that inspired generations of Japanese poets.

Table of Contents

Narrow road to the interior — Travelogue of weather-beaten bones — The knapsack notebook — Sarashina travelogue — Selected haiku.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570627163
Translator:
Humill, Sam
Translator:
Humill, Sam
Translator:
Hamill, Sam
Author:
Basho, Matsuo
Author:
Hamill, Sam
Author:
Matsuo, Basho
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Matsuo, Basho
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Matsuo, Basho - Translations into English
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala Classics
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.99x5.94x.68 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is a single-volume collection of writings by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), including a travel diary and over 250 haiku, an art form he raised to a level of simplicity and spiritual beauty. The book includes an introduction to Basho's life and work and an essay on the art of haiku.
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