Haiku Menagerie: Living Creatures In Poems And Prints

by Stephen Addiss

Hardcover, 1992

Status

Available

Local notes

808.81 Add

Collection

Publication

Weatherhill (1992), Edition: 1st, 116 pages

Description

Some 120 haiku by such masters as Basho, Issa, and Buson--all written about animals--are combined with the woodblock prints and paintings of the great artists of classical Japan. The poems appear both in skillful English translation, as well as in the original Japanese.

Original language

English

Physical description

116 p.; 6.5 inches

ISBN

0834802481 / 9780834802483

Barcode

5174

User reviews

LibraryThing member tombrinck
For some reason, I was reluctant to buy this book and had trouble taking it seriously...looking back at the jacket cover I realize that the description of the book makes it sound trite. Don't let the cover fool you! This was a very rewarding book. The poems are selections of animal poems by Japanese haiku masters. The illustrations are beautiful, full-page, full-color reproductions of Japanese woodblock prints. Each poem is printed in both English and Japanese, and short but useful biographies are given for each of the poets and artists. The book contains about 48 paintings and 120 haiku and is beautifully-crafted.… (more)

Pages

116

Rating

(7 ratings; 3.9)
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