On Love and Barley: The Haiku of Basho (Penguin Classics) Paperback – 29 Aug 1985
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About the Author
Basho was born near Kyoto in 1644. A poet and diarist, he spent his youth as companion to the son of the local lord, and with him studied the writing of poetry. In 1667 he moved to Edo (now Tokyo) and continued to write verse. Eventually, he became a recluse. His writings are strongly influenced by the Zen sect of Buddhism.
Lucien Stryk is a well-known translator.
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+ I really adore the cover image, it looks even better in real life!
If you like Haiku you'll love this rendering of his works.
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Disappointing after The Narrow Road to the Deep North by the same author where he uses the haibun technique of descriptive passages interspersed with haiku. Read morePublished on 26 May 2013 by Amazon Customer
Almost completely perfect collection of haiku from a master. A must for all who love this interesting and verse form.Published on 21 Feb. 2013 by Francesca
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