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One Hundred Great Books In Haiku : Popular Penguins : Popular Penguins - David Bader

One Hundred Great Books In Haiku : Popular Penguins

Popular Penguins

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Published: 28th June 2010
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In the sixteenth century, Zen monks in Japan developed the haiku, an unrhymed poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines. Now, in One Hundred Great Books in Haiku, David Bader has applied this ancient poetic form to the classics. From Homer to Milton to Dostyevsky, the great books are finally within reach of even the shortest attention spans!

About The Author

Manhattan attorney turned haiku humorist, David Bader is the author of US cult hits Haikus for Jews: For you, a Little Wisdom and Zen Judaism: For You, a Little Enlightenment. He lives and counts syllables in New York City.

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Pithy witty bite sized fun

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    A great book. I loved it when I first read it and have since bought multiple copies as gifts for well-read friends.

     
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    Time poor? A brief classics reference

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      THE CANTERBURY TALES

      Geoffrey Chaucer

      Pilgrimmes on spryng braecke –

      roadde trippe! Whoe farrtted? Yiuw didde. Noe, naught meae. Yaes, yiuw.

      THE ILIAD

      Homer

      Sing, Goddess, of how

      brooding Achilles' mood swings

      caused him to act out.

      OEDIPUS REX

      Sophocles

      Chorus: Poor bastard.

      Oedipus: This is awful!

      Blind Seer: Told you so.

      REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST

      Marcel Proust

      Tea-soaked madeleine –

      a childhood recalled. I had

      brownies like that once.

      PHAEDO

      Plato

      By Zeus, Socrates!

      It seems you're right once again!

      Time for your hemlock.

      ISBN: 9780141399423
      ISBN-10: 0141399422
      Series: Popular Penguins
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 104
      Published: 28th June 2010
      Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 11.1  x 1.3
      Weight (kg): 0.08
      Edition Number: 1