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Narrow Road To The Interior : And Other Writings - Matsuo Basho

Narrow Road To The Interior

And Other Writings

Paperback Published: 26th September 2000
ISBN: 9781570627163
Number Of Pages: 224

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Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644–1694)—who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty—is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts his journey through the far northern provinces of Japan. This volume includes a masterful translation of this celebrated work along with three other less well-known but important works by Basho: Travelogue of Weather-Beaten Bones, The Knapsack Notebook, and Sarashina Travelogue. There is also a selection of over two hundred fifty of Basho's finest haiku. In addition, the translator has provided an introduction detailing Basho's life and work and an essay on the art of haiku.

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"Lucid and engaging, this translation, a gift of careful attention, does not separate poetry from spiritual practice. Basho becomes our guide on the way of insight. Such is the magic of a fine translation." - Margaret Gibson, Tricycle"

Translator's Introductionp. ix
Chronologyp. xxxii
Map of Basho's Journeysp. xxxiv
Narrow Road to the Interiorp. 1
Travelogue of Weather-Beaten Bonesp. 37
The Knapsack Notebookp. 53
Sarashina Traveloguep. 75
Selected Haikup. 83
Afterwordp. 169
Notesp. 179
Bibliographyp. 183
About the Translatorp. 185
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ISBN: 9781570627163
ISBN-10: 1570627169
Series: Shambhala Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 26th September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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