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The Resource Haiku, selected and edited by Peter Washington

Haiku, selected and edited by Peter Washington

Label
Haiku
Title
Haiku
Statement of responsibility
selected and edited by Peter Washington
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Simple yet capable of great complexity, the haiku is a tightly structured verse form that has a remarkable power to distill the essence of a moment keenly perceived. For centuries confined to a small literary elite in Japan, the writing of haiku is now practiced all over the world by those who are fascinated by its combination of technical challenge, expressive means, and extreme concentration. This anthology brings together hundreds of haiku by the Japanese masters-Basho, Issa, Buson, Shiki-with superb examples from nineteenth and twentieth-century writers. The pioneering translator R.H. Blyth believed that the spirit of haiku is present in all great poetry; inspired by him, the editor of this volume has included lines from such poets as Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Thoreau, and Hopkins, presented here in haiku form. Following them are haiku and haiku-influenced poems of the twentieth-century from Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro" to William Carlos Williams's "Prelude to Winter," and from the irreverence of Jack Kerouac to the lyricism of Richard Wright. The result is a collection as compact, dynamic, and scintillating as the form itself
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
895.6/104108
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL782.E3
LC item number
H23 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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Washington, Peter
Series statement
Everyman's library pocket poets
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  • Haiku
  • Haiku
Label
Haiku, selected and edited by Peter Washington
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • New Year
  • Western Haiku
  • Traditional
  • Modern
  • Japanese Haiku
  • Buddha Nature
  • Happiness
  • Phases of the Moon
  • Birds
  • Creatures
  • Spring
  • Summer
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781400041282
Lccn
2003054969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm52471444
  • (OCoLC)52471444
Label
Haiku, selected and edited by Peter Washington
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • New Year
  • Western Haiku
  • Traditional
  • Modern
  • Japanese Haiku
  • Buddha Nature
  • Happiness
  • Phases of the Moon
  • Birds
  • Creatures
  • Spring
  • Summer
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781400041282
Lccn
2003054969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm52471444
  • (OCoLC)52471444

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