The spring of my life : and selected haiku

ISBN: 1570621446, 9781570621444
OCLC Number: 36511268
Material Type: Poetry
Document Type: Book
Author: Issa Kobayashi
Translator: Sam Hamill
Language: en
Publisher: Shambhala, Distributed in the U.S. by Random House
Publication Place: Boston
English Publication Date: 1997
Notes: Illustrated by Kaji Aso.
Abstract: Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), along with Basho and Buson, is considered one of the three greatest haiku poets of Japan, known for his attention to poignant detail and his playful sense of humor. Issa's most-loved work, The Spring of My Life, is an autobiographical sketch of linked prose and haiku in the tradition of Basho's famous Narrow Road to the Interior. In addition to The Spring of My Life, the translator has included more than 160 of Issa's best haiku and an introduction providing essential information on Issa's life and valuable comments on translating (and reading) haiku.