Basho and His Interpreters: Selected Hokku with Commentary (Paperback)

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Description


This book has a dual purpose. The first is to present in a new English translation 255 representative hokku (or haiku) poems of Matsuo Basho (1644-94), the Japanese poet who is generally considered the most influential figure in the history of the genre. The second is to make available in English a wide spectrum of Japanese critical commentary on the poems over the last three hundred years.

About the Author


Makoto Ueda is Professor of Japanese at Stanford University.

Praise For…


"The first book in a Western language that conveys the richness, range, genius, and power of Basho's poetry. . . . A gem of a work."—Chanoyu Quarterly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780804725262
ISBN-10: 0804725268
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 1995
Pages: 468
Language: English