Basho: The Complete Haiku

Basho: The Complete Haiku

Book Title: Basho: The Complete Haiku

Author: Yosa Buson

Format: Hardback | 432 pages

Publication Date: 25 Oct 2013

ISBN-13: 9781568365374

Basho stands today as Japans most renowned writer, and one of the most revered. Wherever Japanese literature, poetry or Zen are studied, his oeuvre carries weight. Every new student of haiku quickly learns that Basho was the greatest of the Old Japanese Masters. Yet despite his stature, Bashos complete haiku have not been collected into a single volume. Until now. To render the writers full body of work into English, Jane Reichhold, an American haiku poet and translator, dedicated over ten years of work. In Basho: The Complete Haiku, she accomplishes the feat with distinction.