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This book has His Interpreters PDFEPUB #236 a dual purpose The first is to present in a new English translation representative hokku or haiku. If you have to read one book on haiku all year this is the one to read In depth discussion between commentators of Basho s haikus throughout the ages Top notch book I ve read this one several times and I plan on going back and rereading it again and again Every time through I gain additional insight on Basho s haikus For those of you who aren t familiar with Basho he singlehandedly made haiku a respectable art He was a master craftsman and to this day is the greatest haiku master of all times

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Basho and His Interpreters Selected Hokku With Commentary

Re The second is to make available in English a wide spectrum of Japanese critical commentary on the poems over the last three hundred years.. One of the best books on Basho s haiku Basho s haiku are not the simple Zen like nature poems that they are often made out to be reading them in translation without any commentary is in fact impossible for you will miss what they are really about such as praise of the host at the start of a haiku gathering Makoto Ueda provides a wide spectrum of Japanese critical commentary over the last three hundred years on the 255 haiku he translates here besides offering his own perceptive remarks Highly recommended for anyone who takes Basho seriously

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Poems of Matsuo Bashothe Japanese poet who is generally considered the most influential figure in the history of the Basho and MOBI #224 gen. Ueda provides English readers with both an excellent introduction to Basho and an opportunity for an ongoing conversation with this most Japanese of poets Each poem in this extensive collection includes an English translation a romanized version of the Japanese a word for word literal translation and a selection of comments by prominent Japanese writers and critics across the centuries There is also a brief introduction to Basho and Japanese poetry at the beginning of the book This wealth of information enables the reader to appreciate the subtlety of Basho s writing the diversity of views the poems inspire and the difficulty of translating Basho s wo


8 thoughts on “Basho and His Interpreters Selected Hokku With Commentary

  1. says:

    If you have to read one book on haiku all year this is the one to read In depth 'discussion' between commentators of Basho's haikus throughout the ages Top notch book I've read this one several times and I plan

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    In addition to English translations of Basho's poems the book includes the romaji of the original versions not the kanji or kana unfortunately but for Japanese speakers the romaji is sufficient and additional word for word translations allow non Japanese speakers to glean some of the original flavor as well The glossary commentator bios episodic summaries of Basho's life and sparing but helpful context notes a

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    This book wou

  4. says:

    Ueda provides English readers with both an excellent introduction to Basho and an opportunity for an ongoing conversation with this most Japanese of poets Each poem in this extensive collection includes an English translation a romanized version of the Japanese a word for word literal translation and a selection of comments by prominent Japanese writers and critics across the centuries There is also a brief

  5. says:

    One of the best books on Basho's haiku Basho's haiku are not the simple Zen like nature poems that they are often made out to be reading them in translation without any commentary is in fact impossible for you will miss what they are really about such as praise of the host at the start of a haiku gathering Makoto Ueda provides a wide spectrum of Japanese critical commentary over the last three hundred years on the 255 haiku he translates h

  6. says:

    the definitive edition takes years to read study this edition incredible reference the one I go back to for haiku Basho Japanese philosophy and the history of poeticsreligionshows how haiku was a way of life for Basho his followers great understaning interpretationtranslations of the poems their development by Makato Ueda

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    Basho is a well that never runs dry Ueda's translations are strong and the conversations among critics through the centuries are amazing This is one of the greatest books I have ever read Ten stars

  8. says:

    best basho translations i've found ambiguity preserved original japanese included interesting commentary collected