Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson
Extreame Savings Item! Save 41% on the Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson by Brand: Copper Canyon Press at Charles Freeland Poetry. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. ''Lovers of haiku will rejoice at the arrival of this book, the first complete translation of the collected haiku of Yosa Buson...rendered into
"Lovers of haiku will rejoice at the arrival of this book, the first complete translation of the collected haiku of Yosa Buson...rendered into English with obvious care and devotion...Through Buson we realize what haiku is best at expressingthis moment's experience, bare facts, simple observations, elegant statements of 'thus-ness.'"Inquiring Mind
Having W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento as co-translators of this book is close to ideal, and this is the best English translation of haiku that has ever been published. Their English translations are accurate and poetic and there is nothing better for introducing this great poet.”Donald Keene, Anahorish Japanese Literature
"For a translator to be faithful and readable, as Mr. Merwin always is, is no small achievement."The New York Times
"From Latin to Russian to Japanese, translator [W.S. Merwin]'s oeuvre suggests an intrepid quality as well as a scrutinizing sympathy."Boston Review
This is the first complete bilingual (Japanese/English) translation of the Buson Kushu, a comprehensive collection of the haiku of Yosa Buson (171683). Buson's haiku brim with paradox: they are bawdy yet delicate, sparse yet powerful. W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento worked for a decade to co-translate these poems into English-language versions as luminous as the original Japanese. An essential volume of world literature.
nochi no yo kakete
Courtesans come out
to see the cherry blossoms
as though they were betting on their next life
Yosa Buson (17161783) was one of the great poets of Japan's Edo period. His work is technically adroit and finely attuned to visual details. A true maverick of interdisciplinary arts, Buson was also founder of the haigaa small watercolor or black-and-white painting bordered by a haiku.
W.S. Merwin was US Poet Laureate from 201011 and won his second Pulitzer Prize for The Shadow of Sirius (Copper Canyon Press, 2009) and the National Book Award for Migration: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2005). He lives in Hawaii and France.
Co-translator Takako Lento holds an MFA in poetry and translation from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
|Manufacturer:||Copper Canyon Press|
|Brand:||Brand: Copper Canyon Press|
|Publisher:||Copper Canyon Press|
|Studio:||Copper Canyon Press|
|Item Weight:||0.91 pounds|
|Item Size:||1 x 9 x 9 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.84 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.98 x 0.87 x 0.87 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Brand: Copper Canyon Press, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
mpn: 9781419718892, ean: 9781419718892, isbn: 1419718894,
Guess Who, Haiku is a unique poetic guessing game illustrated by bestselling and beloved artist Bob Shea. Author Deanna Caswell’s playful take on the inventive Japaense form of poetry offers clues about the creatures hiding on every page in this cr...
By Arcade Publishing
ean: 9781611453492, isbn: 1611453496,
The haiku of acclaimed novelist Richard Wright, written at the end of his life.Richard Wright, one of the early forceful and eloquent spokesmen for black Americans, author of the acclaimed Native Son and Black Boy, discovered the haiku in the last ei...
ean: 9780141392578, isbn: 0141392576,
One of the three seminal works of Japanese literature—a beautiful collection of poems and tales that offers an unparalleled insight into ancient JapanAlong with the Tale of Genji and One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each, the Tales of Ise is consid...
By Terrance Brooks Boykin
ean: 9780692865057, isbn: 0692865055,
Once in the World is an exploration of ephemeral moments that emerge in the form of stillness, subtle actions and dramatic events. Inspired by the 16th century Japanese tradition of haiku poetry, Terrance Brooks Boykin creates a travelogue of compact...
By Kodansha International
ean: 9781568365213, isbn: 1568365217,
Writing and Enjoying Haiku shows how haiku can bring a centered, calming atmosphere into one’s life, by focusing on the outer realities of life instead of the naggings of the inner mind, by gaining a new appreciation for the world of nature, and by...
By Universe Publishing NY
ean: 9780789331205, isbn: 0789331209,
One hundred fifty haiku on New York City in just three lines each. New York City Haiku collects 150 of the best haiku inspired by the Big Apple. These succinct three-line poems express not only the personal experiences of every New Yorker (or New...
By Brand: Shambhala
ean: 9781590309056, isbn: 1590309057,
Popularized in the West by Beat Generation writers Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, T’ang-era rebel poet Han Shan is an icon of Chinese poetry and Zen. He and his sidekick, Shih Te, are known as the laughing, ragged pair who left their poetry on stone...
By Ondaatje, Michael
mpn: 9780679779131, ean: 9780679779131, isbn: 0679779132,
Michael Ondaatje’s new selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, Secular Love. These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high pr...
ean: 9780399176012, isbn: 0399176012,
The most intimate and eclectic poetry collection yet from bestselling author and online sensation Tyler Knott Gregson With loyal fans around the world and across the internet, Tyler Knott Gregson is reinventing poetry for a new generation, using I...
By Random House Trade
ean: 9780812982671, isbn: 0812982673,
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street JournalFrom the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first volume of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines fifty new po...