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Back Roads to Far Towns: Basho's Travel Journal

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Book Title
Back Roads to Far Towns: Basho's Travel Journal
Author
Basho
ISBN
9781893996311
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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: BashoPublisher: White Pine Press (NY)Published: 10/01/2004ISBN: 9781893996311Pages: 93Weight: 0.21lbsSize: 7.04h x 5.00w x 0.30dReview Citations: Multicultural Review 09/01/2005 pg. 18

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Basho
Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)
Published: 10/01/2004
ISBN: 9781893996311
Pages: 93
Weight: 0.21lbs
Size: 7.04h x 5.00w x 0.30d

Review Citations: Multicultural Review 09/01/2005 pg. 18

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Basho
Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)
Published: 10/01/2004
ISBN: 9781893996311
Pages: 93
Weight: 0.21lbs
Size: 7.04h x 5.00w x 0.30d

Review Citations: Multicultural Review 09/01/2005 pg. 18