The essential Bashō

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Shambhala, Mar 30, 1999 - Philosophy - 184 pages
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     Here is the most complete single-volume collection of writings by one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Includes a masterful translation of Basho's most celebrated work,Narrow Road to the Interior,along with three less well-known works and over 250 of Basho's finest haiku. The translator has included an overview of Basho's life and an essay on the art of haiku.

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User Review  - Sandra - Goodreads

On my desk for some time now has been a yellow filing card with the following written on it with a marking pen: "I do not seek to follow in the footsteps of those of old. I seek only what they sought ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sally Hegedus - Goodreads

Wonderful. Translater Sam Hamill has provided excellent history on haiku and Basho. The travelogues included are thoughtful writing and so descriptive, often delightful. It's nice to have Basho's ... Read full review

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