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Haiku Illustrated: Classic Japanese Short Poems (Hardback)

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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, and a photograph or artwork highlighting or echoing the poem's theme. With a timeless design, Haiku Illustrated is an expert introduction and celebration of one of the most beautiful and accessible forms of poetry in the world.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt formsDecorative artsEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poetsFiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry anthologies by various poets Publisher: Amber Books Ltd Publication Date: 14/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781838860431  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Hart Larrabee is an American translator who lives with his family in the little town of Obuse in northern Nagano, Japan, right in the heart of Issa country. His translations of short stories by Fumio Takano and Mitsuyo Kakuta have appeared, respectively, in the anthologies Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction and The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction. He also translates non-fiction, particularly in the fields of art, design, and architecture.

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