Synopses & Reviews
A furry, feathery, and scaly menagerie of creatures large and small captured in over forty-eight paintings and one hundered twenty haikuwith the delicacy, charm, and wisdom of the best of Japanese literature and art.
A furry, feathery, and scaly menagerie of creatures large and small, this beautiful gift book presents haiku from the most famous Japanese haiku poets, accompanied by woodblock prints and paintings by some of Japan's best known artists. The poems--divided into categories such as fliers, crawlers, and swimmers--appear both in skillful English translation as well as the original Japanese.
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.