Title: Basho and His Interpreters; Selected Hokku ...
Publisher: Stanford U. Press, Stanford, CA
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Very nice copy. No internal markings. Dust jacket has some minor tears on the upper spine. Bookseller Inventory # 003761
Synopsis: This book has a dual purpose. The first is to present in a new English translation 255 representative hokku (or haiku) poems of Matsuo Basho (1644-94), the Japanese poet who is generally considered the most influential figure in the history of the genre. The second is to make available in English a wide spectrum of Japanese critical commentary on the poems over the last three hundred years.
From the Back Cover: ?The first book in a Western language that conveys the richness, range, genius, and power of Basho?s poetry. . . . A gem of a work.??Chanoyu Quarterly
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