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Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), along with Basho and Buson, is considered one of the three greatest haiku poets of Japan, known for his attention to poignant detail and his playful sense of humor. Issa's most-loved work, The Spring of My Life, is an autobiographical sketch of linked prose and haiku in the tradition of Basho's famous Narrow Road to the Interior. In addition to The Spring of My Life, the translator has included more than 160 of Issa's best haiku and an introduction providing essential information on Issa's life and valuable comments on translating (and reading) haiku.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781570621444
ISBN-10: 1570621446
Format: Paperback
(185mm x 127mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 5-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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