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Haiku U: From Aristotle to Zola, 100 Great Books in 17 Syllables

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Take a hilarious crash course in literature¬—just three pithy lines¬—from a bestselling haiku humorist.

Why spend weeks slogging through The Iliad when you could just read the haiku? From Homer to Faulkner to Lao Tzu, the Great Books are now within the reach of even the shortest attention spans. Show off your literary prowess at cocktail parties with minimal prep time, thanks to the author of the popular Haikus for Jews.

In the sixteenth century, Zen monks in Japan developed the haiku, a poem consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Little did they know that their ancient art form was destined to become a handy tool for toda‛s time-crunched Western reader!

Reducing eyestrain and deforestation, Haiku U. distills dialogue and plot, capturing the essence of our favorite literary classics, seventeen syllables at time:

Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past:

Tea-soaked madeleine¬—

a childhood recalled. I had

brownies like that once.

Charlotte Bront√ę, Jane Eyre:

O woe! His mad wife¬—

in the attic! Had they but

lived together first.

Just in time for graduation, Haiku U. gives the gift of an entire literary canon, packed into one hilarious gem.

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Bestselling author David Bader hilariously sums up the Great Books in haiku forms and unites the literary traditions of East and West in one slim volume.

About the Author

David M. Bader is the author of the bestseller Haikus for Jews: For You, a Little Wisdom and Zen Judaism: For You, a Little Enlightenment.

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Shoshana, August 24, 2007 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Haikus for Jews: Great.
This book: Not so good. Tiny
synopses: Flopses.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592401284
Subtitle:
From Aristotle to Zola, 100 Great Books in 17 Syllables
Author:
Bader, David
Publisher:
Gotham
Subject:
Books
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Haiku
Subject:
Limericks & verse
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
5.82x6.74x.56 in. .38 lbs.

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