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A Zen Harvest
Soiku Shigematsu
0865473285
Aug 1988
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Japanese (translation)


Haiku
Peter Washington (Editor)
1400041287
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Simple yet capable of great complexity, the haiku is a tightly structured verse form that has a remarkable power to distill the essence of a moment keenly perceived. For centuries confined to a small literary elite in Japan, the writing of haiku is now practiced all over the world by those who are fascinated by its combination of technical challenge, expressive means, and extreme concentration.

This anthology brings together hundreds of haiku by the Japanese masters–Basho, Issa, Buson, Shiki–with superb examples from nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers. The pioneering translator R. H. Blyth believed that the spirit of haiku is present in all great poetry; inspired by him, the editor of this volume has included lines from such poets as Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Thoreau, and Hopkins,...


The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology
Faubion Bowers (Editor)
0486292746
September 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Unique collection spans over 400 years (1488–1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki and many more, in translations by top-flight scholars in the field. Editor Faubion Bowers provides Foreword and many informative notes to the poems.


Far Beyond the Field
Arnold P. Lutzker
0231128622
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"fluid translations and careful selection...even scholars for whom gender is not a burning issue will find this volume a welcome and up-to-date survery" -- P. F. Kornicki, Monumenta Nipponica

Book Description
Far Beyond the Field is a first-of-its-kind anthology of haiku by Japanese women, collecting translations of four hundred haiku written by twenty poets from the seventeenth century to the present. By arranging the poems chronologically, Makoto Ueda has created an overview of the way in which this enigmatic seventeen-syllable form has been used and experimented with during different eras. At the same time, the reader is admitted to the often marginalized world of female experience in Japan, revealing voices every bit as rich and colorful, and perhaps even more lyrical and erotic,...


Far Beyond the Field
Makoto Ueda
0231128630
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Review
"fluid translations and careful selection...even scholars for whom gender is not a burning issue will find this volume a welcome and up-to-date survery" -- P. F. Kornicki, Monumenta Nipponica

Book Description
Far Beyond the Field is a first-of-its-kind anthology of haiku by Japanese women, collecting translations of four hundred haiku written by twenty poets from the seventeenth century to the present. By arranging the poems chronologically, Makoto Ueda has created an overview of the way in which this enigmatic seventeen-syllable form has been used and experimented with during different eras. At the same time, the reader is admitted to the often marginalized world of female experience in Japan, revealing voices every bit as rich and colorful, and perhaps even more lyrical and erotic,...


Haikus for Jews: For You, a Little Wisdom
David M. Bader
060960502X
September 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
"Of all the many forms of Jewish-Japanese poetry, the Jewish haiku is perhaps the most sublimely beautiful," begins the foreword to the wickedly funny and tirelessly bizarre Haikus for Jews by David M. Bader. If you can't abide a little fun with stereotypes, read another book. But if you don't mind a little ribbing, take a look at the following haiku, which gives only a mild taste of the yummy-as-lox treats gathered in this collection: "Jewish voodoo tip -- / mention an acting career, / then watch for chest pain." And if you liked that, you'll love this: "Lightbulb out again -- / how many of us must meet / to change it this time?" And they just keep getting better.

Book Description
Why is this haiku book different from all other haiku books?

For centuries, the Japanese haiku...


On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho
Matsuo Basho
0140444599
January 1986
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Japanese (translation) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Cage of Fireflies
Lucien Stryk
0804009775
Oct 1993
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Japanese Haiku
Kenneth Yasuda
0804834601
Apr 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the most authoritative and concise book on Japanese haiku available: what it is, how it developed, and how it is practiced in both Japanese and English. While many haiku collections are available to Western readers, few books combine both translated haiku with haiku written originally in English, along with an analysis of individual poems and of the haiku form itself. Written by a leading scholar in the field-Kenneth Yasuda was the first American to receive a doctorate in Japanese literature from Tokyo University-Japanese Haiku has been widely acclaimed. This edition is completely repackaged for 2002, and is the perfect book for lovers of poetry who do not have a solid background in haiku.


Gay Haiku
Joel Derfner
076791984X
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

Impossible to resist, this hilariously sassy and sweet collection of haiku turns the perilous sport of gay dating into pure poetry.

For hundreds of years, the Japanese haiku has been equated with peaceful contemplation and spiritual enlightenment. A delicate balance of rhythm and line, the haiku has provided countless readers with an appreciation of the changing of the seasons and the miracles of nature. Now, in Gay Haiku, readers can finally appreciate more important things—like the changing of boyfriends and the miracles of shopping.

Irresistible and irreverent, this collection of one hundred and ten witty and wicked short poems captures the many dating disasters of first-time author Joel Derfner. In a wonderfully fresh and original voice, Derfner shamelessly mines his personal life to...



Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death
Yoel Hoffman
0804831793
April 1998
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Japanese (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
Professor Yoel Hoffman has written several books on Buddhism and comparative philosophy, including The Sound of the One Hand, Radical Zen: the Sayings of Joshu, and The Idea of Self-East and West.



Haiku
Patricia Donegan
0804835012
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 4-8. Although this looks like a picture book for young readers, it is actually a comprehensive introduction to haiku that poetry students of many ages can enjoy. Donegan, a poet who lives in Japan, begins by explaining basic concepts (what it means to "look though haiku eyes") before she goes on to describe the seven elements of traditional haiku. The remainder of the book offers haiku projects and exercises, accompanied by lengthy explanations, hints, and even word charts to help children create poems. The somewhat stilted color illustrations may put off older readers, and some exercises contain fill-in-the-blank sections, a format that's not ideal for library circulation. But Donegan presents a great deal of information clearly and with authority, and her enthusiasm for her subject is contagious, particularly when...


The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa, Vol. 20
Robert Hass
0880013729
April 1994
Hardcover
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Book Review
An exquisite collection of the finest works of three distinct masters of the haiku tradition: Matsuo Basho (the ascetic and seeker), Yosa Buson (the artist), and Kobayashi Issa (the humanist). The editor, Robert Hass, United States poet laureate, is the author of several books of poetry including Human Wishes as well as a book of criticism Twentieth Century Pleasures, for which he received The National Book Critics Circle Award. The book is one of the larger series of poetry collections, Essential Poets Series published by Ecco Press. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Hass ( Human Wishes ) defers to the complex syntactical gaps that separate the Japanese and English languages, calling his translations "versions." Here he...


Poems and Haiku's from the Heart
Marie M. Kaikuana-Maxwell
1418488321
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Hello Kitty Everywhere!
Kate J. Williamson
0810949385
September 2004
Library Binding
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Book Description
Join Hello Kitty as she travels . . . everywhere!This collection of candid photographs chronicles the adventurous and imaginative Hello Kitty as she journeys from the jungle to the moon and from reality to the world of dreams. Hello Kitty surfs the waves in Hawaii, reflects in a Japanese garden, strolls along Hollywood Boulevard, and shops the fine boutiques of Paris! Each hilarious photograph is accompanied by an original haiku written by Hello Kitty herself. The most innovative Hello Kitty book to date, Hello Kitty Everywhere is destined to be sought after by 'tweens, teens, adults, poets, collectors, and more. Celebrate Hello Kitty's thirtieth birthday with this sweet and whimsical photographic journey-sometimes Hello Kitty travels to the most unbelievable places, but you can always find her in your heart. AUTHOR...


Basho's Haiku: Selected Poems by Matsuo Basho
Matsuo Basho
0791461661
August 2004
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