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The Spring of My Life: And Selected Haiku
     

The Spring of My Life: And Selected Haiku

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by Sam Hamill (Translator), Kaji Aso (Illustrator), Kobayashi Issa
 

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Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), along with Basho and Buson, is considered one of the three greatest haiku poets of Japan, known for his attention to poignant detail and his playful sense of humor. Issa's most-loved work, The Spring of My Life, is an autobiographical sketch of linked prose and haiku in the tradition of Basho's famous Narrow Road to the Interior.

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Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), along with Basho and Buson, is considered one of the three greatest haiku poets of Japan, known for his attention to poignant detail and his playful sense of humor. Issa's most-loved work, The Spring of My Life, is an autobiographical sketch of linked prose and haiku in the tradition of Basho's famous Narrow Road to the Interior.

In addition to The Spring of My Life, the translator has included more than 160 of Issa's best haiku and an introduction providing essential information on Issa's life and valuable comments on translating (and reading) haiku.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570621444
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
890,965
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

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