Haiku Master Buson

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Haiku Master Buson is the only translation of the work of this important haiku poet in English. Buson (1716–1783), along with Basho and Issa, is recognized as one of the three Japanese masters of the haiku. In addition to a large selection of haiku, the book also includes a selection of Buson’s prose and a critical introduction.

Edith Shiffert is a poet who has lived in Kyoto, Japan, since the 1960s. Her most ...

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Overview

Haiku Master Buson is the only translation of the work of this important haiku poet in English. Buson (1716–1783), along with Basho and Issa, is recognized as one of the three Japanese masters of the haiku. In addition to a large selection of haiku, the book also includes a selection of Buson’s prose and a critical introduction.

Edith Shiffert is a poet who has lived in Kyoto, Japan, since the 1960s. Her most recent volume is titled Pathways.

The late Yuki Sawa was a professor at Kyoto Seika University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893996816
  • Publisher: White Pine Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Companions for the Journey Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 748,240
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Buson (1716-1783), along with Basho and Issa is recognized as one of the three Japanese masters of the haiku. In addition to his poetry Buson was also recognized as a painter. Edith Shiffert has lived in Kyoto, Japan since 1963. She is the author of eleven collections of poetry including: When On the Edge, New and Selected Poems, and In the Ninth Decade. In addition she has co-translated several volume of poetry from Japanese including An Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry and Haiku Master Buson. The late Yuki Sawa was a professor at Kyoto Seika University.

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