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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