Back Roads To Far Towns: Basho's Travel Journal
A Paperback edition by Matsuo Basho in English (Oct 1, 2004)
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Short Description: Basho (1644?1694) is the most famous Haiku poet of Japan. He made his living as a teacher and writer of Haiku and is celebrated for his many travels around Japan, which he recorded... Read more
Basho (1644?1694) is the most famous Haiku poet of Japan. He made his living as a teacher and writer of Haiku and is celebrated for his many travels around Japan, which he recorded in travel journals. This translation of his most mature journal, Oku-No-Hosomichi, details the most arduous part of a nine-month journey with his friend and disciple, Sora, through the backlands north of the capital, west to the Japan Sea and back toward Kyoto. More than a record of the journey, Basho's journal is a poetic sequence that has become a center of the Japanese mind/heart. Ten illustrations by Hide Oshiro illuminate the text.
Cid Corman was well-known as a poet, translator and editor of Origin, the ground-breaking poetry magazine.
Back Roads To Far Towns Paperback edition by Matsuo Basho
- Matsuo Basho
- Translated by
- Cid Corman
- Companions for the Journey
- White Pine Press
- Publication date
- Oct 1, 2004
- Product dimensions
- 121 x 178 x 8mm
Introduction; Translator's Preface; The Journal; Notes on the Text; Map of the Journey.