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Haiku

An Anthology of Japanese Poems

Shambhala Library

by Stephen Addiss
Fumiko Y. Yamamoto

eBook

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.


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Publisher: Shambhala

Kindle Book

  • Release date: July 14, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780834822344
  • Release date: July 14, 2011

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780834822344
  • File size: 1928 KB
  • Release date: October 13, 2009

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9780834822344
  • File size: 1128 KB
  • Release date: October 13, 2009

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English

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.


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