Haiku: An Anthology of Japanese Poems [NOOK Book]

Overview


This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic
forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by
the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and
Issa, and going all the way ...

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Haiku: An Anthology of Japanese Poems

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Overview


This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic
forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by
the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and
Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide
a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory.
The translators have balanced faithfulness to the Japanese with an
appreciation of the unique spirit of each poem to create English
versions that evoke the joy and wonder of the originals with the same
astonishing economy of language. An introduction by the translators and
short biographies of the poets are included. Reproductions of woodblock
prints and paintings accompany the poems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834822344
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Shambhala Publications
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 576,411
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen Addiss, PhD, is Professor of Art at the University of Richmond in Virginia. A scholar-artist, he has exhibited his ink paintings and calligraphy in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He is also the author or coauthor of more than thirty books and catalogues about East Asian arts, including The Sound of One Hand: The Paintings and Calligraphy of Zen Master Hakuin.

Fumiko Y. Yamamoto taught classical and modern Japanese literature and Japanese cultural images at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Using her training in literature, especially in children’s literature, she has worked with indigenous communities in Arizona and Oklahoma, joining in their efforts to revitalize their Native languages.

Akira Y. Yamamoto, professor of anthropology and linguistics at the University of Kansas, taught anthropology and linguistics courses. He also works with endangered language communities in the Midwest and Southwest to document and revitalize their languages. He has been active in bringing together the language communities and professional communities for an effective and long-lasting language and culture revitalization program.

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Read an Excerpt


From The Pulse of Nature

Opening their hearts
ice and water become
friends again
—Teishitsu

The spring sun
shows its power
between snowfalls
—Shigeyori

Not in a hurry
to blossom—
plum tree at my gate
—Issa

White plum blossoms
return to the withered tree—
moonlit night
—Buson

The warbler
wipes its muddy feet
on plum blossoms
—Issa

With each falling petal
they grow older—
plum branches
—Buson

Dried grasses—
and just a few heat waves
rising an inch or two
—Basho

Overflowing with love
the cat as coquettish
as a courtesan
—Saimaro

Both partners
sport whiskers—
cats’ love
—Raizan

Spring sun
in every pool of water—
lingering
—Issa

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Excellent

    This book featured a nice selection by a wide variety of poets. A must buy for any fan of haiku.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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