The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)
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- Seller:Sven and Oles Books
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):8.4 x 5.3 x 0.3
- Publication Date:September 24, 1996
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A highly distilled form of Japanese poetry, haiku consist of 17 syllables, usually divided among three lines. This unique collection spans over 400 years (1488–1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki and many more, in translations by top-flight scholars in the field. Editor Faubion Bowers provides a Foreword and many informative notes to the poems.
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