On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho (Hardcover)

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On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho (Hardcover)

By Lucien Stryk (Editor), Lucien Stryk (Translator)

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In a thoughtful and perceptive introduction, Stryk sets the stage for an appreciation of what Basho's poetry has to offer, sketching his life, his times, his spirit. For most of his life Basho was a recluse. He lived on the outskirts of Edo (Tokyo) in a hut shaded by an exotic banana tree (the Basho). When he traveled, he relied entirely on the hospitality of temples and fellow poets. His poems were strongly influenced by the Zen sect of Buddhism and its ideals of lightness, detachment, and appreciation of the commonplace. Basho aspired to and achieved unity of life and art, his poems become inseparable from nature.

Product Details ISBN: 9780824810122
ISBN-10: 0824810120
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1986
Pages: 92
Language: English