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on 7 January 2014
This is quite a strange but fascinating travel book - based on Haiku and other more extended forms of Japanese poetry. I have to admit it sometimes felt a bit short of what I had been expecting - buy this was probably due to the translation - I think it loses something uniquely Japanese - not that I am a Japanese speaker! Having said that it has a beatiful zen-like charm and is distinctly different from Western travel books since it is written primarily from a poetic and spiritual viewpoint. The final Narrow Road to the Deep South brings everything together for a beatiful travelogue - unique in travel writing
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on 20 September 2016
Is this worth buying when studying the wonderful world of Haiku? Yes, certainly.

Happily it is also very readable and entertaining while being a remaining inspiration.
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on 20 April 2018
Outstanding, a whole new way of working
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on 12 February 2016
Excellent. A fine book with a very good introduction, which provides to the reader a brief and concise presentation of the roots of HAIKU.
After that the word is given to Matsuo Basho. No explanation needed here. He is THE father of Haiku and a true master.

If you enjoy Haiku, you will love this book!
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on 6 June 2016
Exactly what I needed for a talk I have to give at the end of the year. Thanks. DT.
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on 23 February 2015
A got to have book and once you have it never let it go!
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on 7 June 2017
A beautiful little book of poetry and the natural world that transports you back to a wilder yet tranquil road.
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on 4 July 2015
A fantastic book.
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on 3 March 2010
The book was very interesting. It gives a very good view of 17th century Japan. Especially with its selection of Haiku. It also had a very good history of Japanese poetry in its long introduction.
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on 21 February 2013
Prose from the master of haiku - and very very good. His observation is acute and detailed, prose beautifully spare.
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