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  • Published: 28 December 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141395258
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
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The Penguin Book of Haiku




First Penguin volume
Of best Japanese haiku
Vivid translations

Now a global poetry, the haiku was originally a Japanese verse form that flourished from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Although renowned for its brevity, usually running three lines long 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.

  • Published: 28 December 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141395258
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
Categories:

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