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Even in translation, where they inevitably must lose something, these poems are minatures of perfection, with a lightness and an unforced quality so different from the artifice and contrivance of many ... Read full review
I greatly looked forward to reading Basho, but when I picked this book up from the library I was disappointed - as a lover of haiku, I'm very hopeful that this was merely a case of poor translation. I've read plenty of haiku that is as beautiful as it is simple, but these are just confusing.
Will try Basho again gladly, just not this translation.