Japanese Haiku: The Four Seasons

byBashoTranslated byPeter Beilenson

January 7, 2013|
Japanese Haiku: The Four Seasons by Basho
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Step into a series of dazzling, funny, melancholy, and joyous moments with this collection of haiku masterworks. Beloved translator Peter Beilensons goals were twofold: to craft a book of haiku accessible to anyone, and to render his best guess at what the poets would have written in English. His translations preserve the sublime spirit of each verse, conjuring vivid visual and emotional impressions in spare words.Haiku icon Basho is represented amply here, as are imagery-virtuoso Buson and wry, warm, painfully human Issa. The verses of Shiki, Joso, Kyorai, Kikaku, Chora, Gyodai, Kakei, Izen, and others also appear, all illuminated by lovely woodblock prints. Filled with witty surprises (Hazy ponded moon/And pale night sky are broken…/Bungling black frog Buson), fond musings (Rainy afternoon…/Little daughter, you will never/Teach that cat to dance Issa), and pensive marveling (Here is the dark tree/Denuded now of leafage…/But a million stars Shiki), this collection will stir your senses and your heart.
Title:Japanese Haiku: The Four Seasons
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:January 7, 2013
Publisher:Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781441312983

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