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The essential Bashō

Author: Bashō Matsuo; Sam Hamill
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st. edView all editions and formats
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"The Essential Basho is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644-1694) - who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty - is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts his journey through the far northern provinces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
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Matsuo, Bashō, 1644-1694.
Essential Bashō
Boston : Shambhala, 1999
(OCoLC)607158039
Named Person: Bashō Matsuo; Bashō Matsuo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bashō Matsuo; Sam Hamill
ISBN: 1570622825 alk. paper: 9781570622823 alk. paper
OCLC Number: 38879110
Language Note: Translations of "Oku no hosomichi," three other works and some haiku.
Description: xxxiii, 184 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Narrow road to the interior --
Travelogue of weather-beaten bones --
The knapsack notebook --
Sarashina travelogue --
Selected haiku.
Responsibility: Matsuo Basho ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill.
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"The Essential Basho is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644-1694) - who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty - is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts his journey through the far northern provinces of Japan. Included here is a masterful translation of this celebrated work, along with three other less well-known but important works by Basho: Travelogue of Weather-Beaten Bones, The Knapsack Notebook, and Sarashina Travelogue. There is also a selection of over 250 of Basho's finest haiku. In addition, the translator has provided an introduction detailing Basho's life and work and an essay on the art of haiku."--BOOK JACKET.

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