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Title:
The Penguin book of haiku
Author:
Kern, Adam L., editor, translator.
Publication Information:
UK : Penguin Books, 2018.
Physical Description:
lxxix, 453 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Summary:
Now a global poetry, the haiku was originally a Japanese verse form that flourished from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Although renowned for its minimalism and brevity, usually running three lines in seventeen syllables, and by its use of natural imagery to make Zen-like observations about reality, in fact the haiku is much more: it can be erotic, funny, crude and mischievous. Presenting over a thousand exemplars in vivid and engaging translations by Adam L. Kern, this anthology offers an illuminating introduction to this widely celebrated, if misunderstood, art form.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780140424768
Format :
Book