Back Roads To Far Towns

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Pub Date: 10/01/2004

Pages: 128

Trim: 5 x 7

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781893996311

ISBN 10: 189399631X

Price: $14.00 / $18.99 CAN

Category: HISTORY / Asia / General

Back Roads To Far Towns

By Basho, Cid Corman

Price: $14.00

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

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.

About the Book

A classic translation of Basho's most famous travel journal

Author

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 were recorded in his travel journals. Back Roads to Far Towns, a translation of Oku-No-Hosomichi, is his last and most mature. Cid Corman is well known as a poet, translator, and as the editor of Origin, a ground breaking poetry magazine. His recent publications include Now Now and No Choice.