Basho and His Interpreters: Selected Hokku with Commentary / Edition 1

Basho and His Interpreters: Selected Hokku with Commentary / Edition 1

by Makoto Ueda
     
 


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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804725262
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Making of a Poet, 1644-167715
2Haikai Master in Edo, 1678-168343
3Two Western Journeys, 1684-168893
4The Narrow Road to the Far North, 1689-1691219
5Last Years, 1692-1694329
Notes on the Commentators417
Glossary427
Selected Bibliography for Further Reading431
Index of Basho's Hokku in English435
Index of Basho's Hokku in Japanese443
Index of Names451

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