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The Resource Bashō's haiku : selected poems by Matsuo Bashō, Matsuo Bashō ; translated by David Landis Barnhill

Bashō's haiku : selected poems by Matsuo Bashō, Matsuo Bashō ; translated by David Landis Barnhill

Label
Bashō's haiku : selected poems by Matsuo Bashō
Title
Bashō's haiku
Title remainder
selected poems by Matsuo Bashō
Statement of responsibility
Matsuo Bashō ; translated by David Landis Barnhill
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Basho's Haiku offers the most comprehensive translation yet of the poetry of Japanese writer Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), who is credited with perfecting and popularizing the haiku form of poetry. One of the most widely read Japanese writers, both within his own country and worldwide, Basho is especially beloved by those who appreciate nature and those who practice Zen Buddhism. Born into the samurai class, Basho rejected that world after the death of his master and became a wandering poet and teacher. During his travels across Japan, he became a lay Zen monk and studied history and classical poetry. His poems contained a mystical quality and expressed universal themes through simple images from the natural world." "David Landis Barnhill's book strives for literal translations of Basho's work, arranged chronologically in order to show Basho's development as a writer. Avoiding wordy and explanatory translations, Barnhill captures the brevity and vitality of the original Japanese, letting the images suggest the depth of meaning involved. Barnhill also presents an overview of haiku poetry and analyzes the significance of nature in this literary form, while suggesting the importance of Basho to contemporary American literature and environmental thought."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1644-1694
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Matsuo, Bashō
Index
index present
LC call number
PL794.4
LC item number
.A227 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Barnhill, David Landis
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  • Haiku
  • Japanese poetry
Label
Bashō's haiku : selected poems by Matsuo Bashō, Matsuo Bashō ; translated by David Landis Barnhill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-285) and indexes
Contents
Selected chronology of the life of Matsuo Bashō -- Introduction: The Haiku poetry of Matsuo Bashō -- Translation of the Hokku -- Notes -- Major nature images in Bashō Hokku -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index to Bashō Hokku in translation -- Index to Bashō Hokku in Japanese -- Index of names
Control code
ocm54767513
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 331 p.
Isbn
9780791461662
Lccn
2004005954
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780791461662
  • (Sirsi) i9780791461662
  • (Sirsi) i9780791461662
Label
Bashō's haiku : selected poems by Matsuo Bashō, Matsuo Bashō ; translated by David Landis Barnhill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-285) and indexes
Contents
Selected chronology of the life of Matsuo Bashō -- Introduction: The Haiku poetry of Matsuo Bashō -- Translation of the Hokku -- Notes -- Major nature images in Bashō Hokku -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index to Bashō Hokku in translation -- Index to Bashō Hokku in Japanese -- Index of names
Control code
ocm54767513
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 331 p.
Isbn
9780791461662
Lccn
2004005954
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780791461662
  • (Sirsi) i9780791461662
  • (Sirsi) i9780791461662

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