On the Narrow Road: A Journey into Lost Japan

by Lesley Downer

Hardcover, 1989

Status

Available

Publication

Summit Books (1989), 280 pages

Description

The author retraces the journey in 1689 of Matsuo Basho, described in his Oku no hosomichi = The narrow road to the deep north.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Seajack
British author retraces the footsteps of legendary 17th Century Japanese writer Basho. She does a good job of contrasting the past and present, though the literary/historical references did bog down things slightly at times for me; readers with a background in those areas should find this book a real treat!
LibraryThing member Welshwoman
I love this book and have read it so many times over the years. Lesley Downer's travels in the footsteps of Matsuo Basho are touching and amusing at times.

Language

Original language

English

Barcode

8929
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