Haiku: The Poetry of Zen

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Hyperion, Dec 2, 1998 - Philosophy - 64 pages
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The ancient Japanese verse form of haiku, which is used for the expression of Zen, consists of three lines and 17 syllables - the length of a human breath. This anthology includes selections from the works of authors from the classical Matsuo Basho to contemporary poets Koko Kato and Keiko Ito. The book is part of a three-volume series which also includes "Koans: the Lessons of Zen" and "Sayings: the Wisdom of Zen".

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User Review  - tombrinck - LibraryThing

This is a small gift book of 56 pages (67 haiku) and very high production value. It's chock-full of beautiful illustrations. It's not a very deep book, neither a good introduction to haiku nor a good ... Read full review

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Dunn-Mascetti is the author of numerous successful books. Born in Switzerland, and educated in London, she currently lives in New York City.

Barrett is professor of East Asian History at the University of London and has been a visiting scholar at Kyoto University in Japan.

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