Haiku: Classic Japanese Short Poems

Hardback Published on: 14/09/2016
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Haiku – seventeen-syllable poems that evoke worlds despite their brevity – have captivated Japanese readers since the seventeenth century. Today the form is practiced worldwide and has become established as part of our common global heritage. This beautiful traditionally hand-bound volume presents new English translations of classic poems by the four great masters of Japanese haiku – Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa, and Masaoka Shiki – accompanied by both the original Japanese and a phonetic transcription. With a timeless design, Haiku is an expert introduction and celebration of one of the most beautiful and accessible forms of poetry in the world.

  • Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781782743873
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Weight: 814g
  • Dimensions: 265 x 196 x 22 mm

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