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Haiku : An Anthology of Japanese Poems
This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and , and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory. translators have balanced faithfulness to the Japanese with an of the unique spirit of each poem to create English that evoke the joy and wonder of the originals with the same economy of language. An introduction by the translators and biographies of the poets are included. Reproductions of woodblock and paintings accompany the poems.
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Shambhala Publications, Inc.
October 01, 2009
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