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- Stone Bridge Press 2013; US$ 16.95
Matsuo Basho (1644-94) is considered Japan's greatest haiku poet. Narrow Road to the Interior (Oku no Hosomichi) is his masterpiece. Ostensibly a chronological account of the poet's five-month journey in 1689 into the deep country north and west of the old capital, Edo, the work is in fact artful and carefully sculpted, rich in literary and Zen... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 6.95
Sparrows Playing hide-and-seek Among the tea blossoms. —Kobayashi Issa Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single line of verse. In this collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura has selected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and Buson, as... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
Dating from the 8th century and earlier, the Manyoshu is the oldest Japanese poetry anthology; it is also widely considered to be the best. The 1,000 poems (out of a total of more than 4,500) in this famous selection were chosen by a distinguished scholarly committee based on their poetic excellence, their role in revealing the Japanese national... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.00
Modernist poet Sakutar? Hagiwara?s first published book, Howling at the Moon , shattered conventional verse forms and transformed the poetic landscape of Japan. Two of its poems were removed on order of the Ministry of the Interior for ?disturbing social customs.? Along with the entirety of Howling , this volume includes all of Blue Cat , Hagiwara's... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 2.95
David Lloyd's verses are a genuine contribution to the literature of haiku. They capture an image, a moment in time, and engrave it in the memory for all time. This is the mark of good haiku, as indeed it is of good verse in general. His haiku can excite the senses, as in: See the sharp needles forever sewing the sky To the pine branches. Free of... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99
A highly distilled form of Japanese poetry, haiku consists of seventeen syllables, usually divided among three lines. Though brief, they tell a story or paint a vivid picture, leaving it to the reader to draw out the meanings and complete them in the mind's eye. Haiku often contains a hidden dualism (near and far, then and now, etc.) and has a... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 25.99
With this groundbreaking collection, translated and edited by the renowned poet and translator David Hinton, a new generation will be introduced to the work that riveted Ezra Pound and transformed modern poetry. The Chinese poetic tradition is the largest and longest continuous tradition in world literature, and this rich and far-reaching anthology... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 15.00
In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy a 23?year?old person attempts to explain to himself the possible origins, ends, and cures of anger, worry, despair, obsession, and confusion, while concurrently experiencing those things in various contexts including a romantic relationship, a book of poetry, and the arbitrary nature of the universe. more...
- Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.49
Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at individual poets who have shaped and influenced their craft and cement their place in our heritage. In this... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1980; US$ 3.95
"This is a beautiful book for all seasons! Gunther Klinge illustrates that the difference between oriental and western mind is a myth and fantasy. His haiku never startle, never strain." ?Book News Previews In this exquisite collection of haiku, accomplished haiku author Gunther Klinge takes us on a journey through the days and nights of each of... more...