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Haiku: An Anthology of Japanese Poems (Shambhala Library)

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This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory. The translators have balanced faithfulness to the Japanese with an appreciation of the unique spirit of each poem to create English versions that evoke the joy and wonder of the originals with the same astonishing economy of language. An introduction by the translators and short biographies of the poets are included. Reproductions of woodblock prints and paintings accompany the poems.

Synopsis:

More than last year

it is lonely

the autumn dusk

Buson

Haiku, one of the most popular forms of poetry, is celebrated here in all its subtle glory. This anthology brings together the most important poets in the haiku traditionincluding Basho, Buson, and Issaalong with surprising and lesser-known Japanese haiku poets. In only three short lines, the poems express the miracle of a particular moment, the profundity of the human experience, and sometimes, the humor of life. These elegant translations are paired with traditional woodblock prints and beautifully presented in the elegant Shambhala Library series.

About the Author

Stephen Addiss, PhD, is Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities: Art at the University of Richmond, Virginia, as well as a world-renowned calligrapher. He is a leading authority on Japanese art and the author of more than thirty-five books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590307304
Subtitle:
An Anthology of Japanese Poems
Publisher:
Shambhala
Editor:
Yamamoto, Fumiko Y.
Editor:
Yamamoto, Akira Y.
Author:
Addiss, Stephen
Author:
Yamamoto, Akira
Author:
Yamamoto, Fumiko Y.
Author:
Yamamoto, Akira Y.
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Haiku
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Series:
Shambhala Library
Publication Date:
20091013
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 B/W HALFTONES
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7 x 4.55 x 0.8 in 0.6 lb

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Haiku: An Anthology of Japanese Poems (Shambhala Library)
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"Synopsis" by , More than last year

it is lonely

the autumn dusk

Buson

Haiku, one of the most popular forms of poetry, is celebrated here in all its subtle glory. This anthology brings together the most important poets in the haiku traditionincluding Basho, Buson, and Issaalong with surprising and lesser-known Japanese haiku poets. In only three short lines, the poems express the miracle of a particular moment, the profundity of the human experience, and sometimes, the humor of life. These elegant translations are paired with traditional woodblock prints and beautifully presented in the elegant Shambhala Library series.

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