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Classic Haiku: The Greatest Japanese Poetry from Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki, and Their Followers edited by Tom Lowenstein

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Poetry aficionados will appreciate this beautifully designed and illustrated collection of 200 haiku by the four most celebrated Japanese poets of the 17th, 18th, and 19th Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki, who modernized the form and coined the very term haiku . Enhancing their work are four seasonally-themed groups of verse, many written by Basho’s students and associates. The translation is thoroughly readable and contemporary, and the images evocative. An enlightening introduction offers biographical information on the featured poets, background on the nature of haiku and its development within the Japanese poetic tradition, and a short account of the Buddhist practice to which most of the writers were connected.


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Goodreads rating: 4.09

Condition: Used - acceptable (front cover sleeve missing)

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages

Dimensions: 132 x 191 x 23mm, 467g

Publication date: 22 Oct 2007

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781844834747