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The Essential Haiku: Versions of Bashō, Buson, and Issa (1994)
by Robert Hass (Translator), Kobayashi Issa, Matsuo Bashō, Yosa Buson
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0880013516, Paperback)An exquisite collection of the finest works of three distinct masters of the haiku tradition: Matsuo Basho (the ascetic and seeker), Yosa Buson (the artist), and Kobayashi Issa (the humanist).
The editor, Robert Hass, United States poet laureate, is the author of several books of poetry including Human Wishes as well as a book of criticism Twentieth Century Pleasures, for which he received The National Book Critics Circle Award. The book is one of the larger series of poetry collections, Essential Poets Series published by Ecco Press.
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An anthology of haikus--brief poems--by three Japanese masters. They are Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) and Yosa Buson (1716-1783). A sample from the latter: "You go / I stay / two autumns."
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