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The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single) by [Hirshfield, Jane]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 111 KB
  • Print Length: 29 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057IYMF4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,763 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This short book is not diminished by its size; Hirshfield manages to both describe Bashō's life, the history of haiku and his place in Japanese tradition, and to explore and analyse some of his poems, simply and insightfully. It is an enlightening and at times moving read, and a wonderful introduction to both Bashō and the form of haiku.
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This is a wonderful little publication - both the Haiku and Jane's writing. Highly recommended. My wife is learning to use the Kindle so she can read it!
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The book concentrates almost entirely on the work of the 17th century poet Basho. It is a wonderfully heartfelt analysis of his life and the development of his writings. A large number is Basho's haikus are included together with explanatory notes. A must for anyone interested in poetry.
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Sometimes small is beautiful and this little book is testament to the aphorism ! It provides a captivating selection of Basho's Haiku with insightful and sensitive comment on his work and life. Wonderful.
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An insightful look at the poet's life and looking deeply in order to understand the poem and that present moment awareness we strive for.
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Superb analysis for pleasure reading , with delightful analysis and a pleasure to read on this era of Haiku poetry
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A great introduction to the birthplace of the haiku and its most prominent soldier, Basho. This ebook gives the would be haiku poet some insight into the life of the haiku master himself, explanations for some of his work and theories behind how haiku should be written and interpreted. I enjoyed it immensely.
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I bought this as I came across it on the list of Kindle Singles and was intrigued to know more about this beautiful form of poetry. The single is an expertly researched article on the life and works of Basho, a 17th century Japanese poet, and his art form, the haiku. Beautifully written and just long enough to keep your attention, this is recommended for anyone interested in the culture of Japan or poetry.
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