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Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry [Hardcover]

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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.

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Pages   80
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.44" Width: 8.36" Height: 0.61"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 15, 2010
Publisher   Pomegranate
ISBN  0764956108  
EAN  9780764956102  

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