The Penguin Book of Haiku
The Penguin Book of Haiku  -     By: Adam Kern
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.06 (inches)
ISBN: 0140424768
ISBN-13: 9780140424768

Publisher's Description

First Penguin volume
Of best Japanese haiku
Vivid translations
 
Now a global poetry, the haiku was originally a Japanese verse form that flourished from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Although renowned for its minimalism and brevity, usually running three lines in seventeen syllables, and by its use of natural imagery to make Zen-like observations about reality, in fact the haiku is much more: it can be erotic, funny, crude and mischievous. Presenting over a thousand exemplars in vivid and engaging translations by Adam L. Kern, this anthology offers an illuminating introduction to this widely celebrated, if misunderstood, art form.

Author Bio

Adam L. Kern (editor, translator) studied Japanese literature at Harvard University, where he earned his PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations before joining the faculty for nearly a decade. In Japan, he has been affiliated with the University of Kyoto, the University of Tokyo and the National Institute of Japanese Literature. Kern teaches Japanese literature and visual culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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