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The spring of my life : and selected haiku

Author: Issa Kobayashi; Sam Hamill; Kaji Aso
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, [United States] : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), along with Basho and Buson, is considered one of the three greatest haiku poets of Japan, known for his attention to poignant detail and his playful sense of humor. Issa's most-loved work, The Spring of My Life, is an autobiographical sketch of linked prose and haiku in the tradition of Basho's famous Narrow Road to the Interior.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kobayashi, Issa, 1763-1827.
Spring of my life.
Boston : Shambhala : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 1997
(OCoLC)605259874
Named Person: Issa Kobayashi; Issa Kobayashi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Issa Kobayashi; Sam Hamill; Kaji Aso
ISBN: 1570621446 9781570621444
OCLC Number: 36511268
Language Note: Haiku in English and Japanese.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Responsibility: by Kobayashi Issa ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill ; illustrated by Kaji Aso.
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Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), along with Basho and Buson, is considered one of the three greatest haiku poets of Japan, known for his attention to poignant detail and his playful sense of humor. Issa's most-loved work, The Spring of My Life, is an autobiographical sketch of linked prose and haiku in the tradition of Basho's famous Narrow Road to the Interior.

In addition to The Spring of My Life, the translator has included more than 160 of Issa's best haiku and an introduction providing essential information on Issa's life and valuable comments on translating (and reading) haiku.

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