Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry (Hardcover)

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By Judith Patt, Barry Till (Joint Author), Michiko Warkentyne (Joint Author)
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The graceful, evocative haiku featured here were composed by the renowned Japanese haiku masters of the past four hundred years, including Matsuo Bash, Taniguchi Buson, and Kobayashi Issa. The deceptively simple poemsrendered in English with Japanese calligraphies and transliterationsare paired with exquisite eighteenth- or nineteenth-century paintings and ukiyo-e prints and twentieth-century shin hanga woodcuts from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada. Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry presents thirty-five pairs of poems and images, organized seasonally. The Introduction details the origin and development of haiku, the lives of the most famous poets, and the obstacles faced when translating the concise yet complex lines.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764956102
ISBN-10: 0764956108
Publisher: Pomegranate Communications
Publication Date: September 1st, 2010
Pages: 80
Language: English