Backroads To Far Towns: Basho's Travel Journal (Companions for the Journey)
Basho (1644�1694) is the most famous Haiku poet of Japan. He made his living as a teacher and writer of Haiku and is celebrated for his many travels around Japan, which he recorded in travel journals. This translation of his most mature journal, Oku-No-Hosomichi, details the most arduous part of a nine-month journey with his friend and disciple, Sora, through the backlands north of the capital, west to the Japan Sea and back toward Kyoto. More than a record of the journey, Basho�s journal is a poetic sequence that has become a center of the Japanese mind/heart. Ten illustrations by Hide Oshiro illuminate the text.Cid Corman was well-known as a poet, translator and editor of Origin, the ground-breaking poetry magazine.
- Dewey Decimal: 895.6132
- Physical Description: 5.1"x6.8"x0.4"; 0.2 lb; 128 pages
- Edition Info: Paperback; 2004-10-01
- Biographies & Memoirs -- Ethnic & National -- Japanese
- History -- Asia -- Japan
- History -- Asia -- General
- History -- World -- General
- Literature & Fiction -- Poetry -- Single Authors -- General
- Literature & Fiction -- Poetry -- Asian
- Literature & Fiction -- Poetry -- General
- Travel -- Reference & Tips -- Essays & Travelogues
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