Narrow Road to the Interior and Other Writings

By: Matsuo Basho; Translated from the Japanese By Sam Hamill

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Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644–1694)—who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty—is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts his journey through the far northern provinces of Japan. This volume includes a masterful translation of this celebrated work along with three other less well-known but important works by Basho: Travelogue of Weather-Beaten Bones, The Knapsack Notebook, and Sarashina Travelogue. There is also a selection of over two hundred fifty of Basho's finest haiku. In addition, the translator has provided an introduction detailing Basho's life and work and an essay on the art of haiku. Printed Pages: 224.

Title: Narrow Road to the Interior and Other Writings

Author Name: Matsuo Basho; Translated from the Japanese By Sam Hamill

Categories: India, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, USA, Shambhala: 2000

ISBN: 1570627169

ISBN 13: 9781570627163

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 15 x 23 Cm

Seller ID: 032595

Keywords: Indian Buddhism Buddha Buddhist