Narrow Road to the Interior

And Other Writings
Product Number: EB00689475
Released: May 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834824935
Publisher: Shambhala
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A beautiful translation of one of the most-loved classics of Japanese literature. Basho (1644-1694)-a great luminary of Asian literature who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty-is renowned in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku recounting his journey through the far northern provinces of Japan. This edition features a masterful translation of this celebrated work. It also includes an insightful introduction by translator Sam Hamill detailing Basho's life and the art of haiku, three other important works by Basho-Travelogue of Weather-Beaten Bones, The Knapsack Notebook, and Sarashina Travelogue-and two hundred and fifty of his finest haiku, making this the most complete single-volume collection of Basho's writings.

Author(s): Matsuo Basho
Original Publish Date: Nov 14, 2006

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