[PDF / Epub] ❤ The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches ✅ Matsuo Bashō – Thegreatwallonline.us

The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches In Later Life Basho Turned To Zen Buddhism, And The Travel Sketched In This Volume Relfect His Attempts To Cast Off Earthly Attachments And Reach Out To Spiritual Fulfillment The Sketches Are Written In The Haibun Style A Linking Of Verse And Prose The Title Piece, In Particular, Reveals Basho Striving To Discover A Vision Of Eternity In The Transient World Around Him And His Personal Evocation Of The Mysteries Of The Universe.

[PDF / Epub] ❤ The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches  ✅ Matsuo Bashō – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 167 pages
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches
  • Matsuo Bashō
  • English
  • 06 August 2019
  • 0140441859

10 thoughts on “The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches


  1. says:

    A long time ago I read a book review in the newspaper It was about a travel book in which the author retraced the footsteps of Matsuo Basho s journey through seventeenth century Japan told in The Narrow Road to the Deep North Naturally I never did get my hands on the modern book but at my local library there was the penguin translation of Basho s book no sooner had the spring mist begun to rise over the field than I wanted to be on the road again to cross the barrier gate of Shirakawa in due A long time ago I read a book review in the newspaper It was about a travel book in which the author retraced the footsteps of Matsuo Basho s journey through seventeenth century Japan told in The Narrow Road to the Deep North Naturally I never did get my hands on the modern book but at my local library there was the penguin translation of Basho s book no sooner had the spring m...


  2. says:

    3.50 starsHaving found his name and read some famous pieces of his haiku in some old Japanese literary works, I finally came across this 5 story paperback late last month and delightfully had it to read The Narrow Road to the Deep North is no 5 Other Travel Sketches include no 1 The Records of a Weather Exposed Skeleton, no 2 A Visit to the Kashima Shrine, no 3 The Records of a Travel Worn Satchel, and no 4 A Visit to Sarashina Village. Accord...


  3. says:

    This review isof a note about this specific translation so that people know what it is The Narrow Road to The Deep North and Other Travel Sketches, from Penguin Classics, translated into English by Nobuyuki Yuasa, 1966 TOC Introduction pretty good explanation of how haiku stemmed out from waka The Records Of A Weather Exposed Skeleton nozarashi kikou 1684 85 A Visit To The Kashima Shrine Kashima kikou 1687 The Records Of A Travel Worn Satchel oi no kobumi This review isof a note about this specific translation so that people know what it is The Narrow Road to The Deep North and Other Travel Sketches, from Penguin Classics, translated into English by Nobuyuki Yuasa, 1966 TOC Introduction pretty good explanation of how haiku stemmed out from waka The Records Of A Weather Exposed Skeleton nozarashi kikou 1684 85 A Visit To The Kashima Shrine Kashima kikou 1687 The Records Of A Travel Worn Satchel oi no kobumi 1687 A Visit To Sarashina Village Sarashina kikou 1687 The Narrow Road To The Deep North oku no hosomichi 1689 Maps and NotesSo, while it s not comprehensive, it covers the majority of Basho s writings Matsuo Basho 1644 1694 Now I know there are other translations I haven t taken a look of all of them simply because my local library doesn t carry them but here are some I know Basho The Complete Haiku, translated by Jane Reichhold, 1972On Love and Barley Haiku of Basho, translated by Lucien Stryk, 1985 I think t...


  4. says:

    I want to be very clear about one thing who the heck am I to be giving Basho two stars I am nobody, and I am not giving Basho two stars, I am giving this book two stars The Japanese literary tradition is so deep and aesthetically interesting, and I have no doubt whatsoever that, in Japanese , these travel narratives are well worth reading But I, filthy occidental, do not know Japanese, and I am reduced to reading sentences such as this, chosen entirely at random Dragging my sore heels, I I want to be very clear about one thing who the heck am I to be giving Basho two stars I am nobody, and I am not giving Basho two stars, I am giving this book two stars The Japanese literary tradition is so deep and aesthetically interesting, and I have no doubt whatsoever that, in Japanese , these travel narrat...


  5. says:

    I ve finished Ben s bookOf cherry trees and templesA man s long travel.Written in sweet wordsLike a lonely, sad Bob RossBash did wander.


  6. says:

    This collection presents the development, and perfection, of Basho s uniquely hybrid literary works part memoir like travelogue, part poetry which ideally convey his experiences by offering trudges prose toward brief crystallized moments of sensory apotheoses haiku Basho s art was wedded to his self styled Zen practice, which to my mind wasan excuse to pass as a mendicant priest or monk while pursuing his own aesthetic which was a conjunction of the impersonality of Zen and a refi This collection presents the development, and perfection, of Basho s uniquely hybrid literary works part memoir like travelogue, part poetry which ideally convey his experiences by offering trudges prose toward brief crystallized moments of sensory apotheoses haiku Basho s art was wedded to his self styled Zen practice, which to my mind wasan excuse to pass as a mendicant priest or monk while pursuing his own aesthetic which was a conjunction of the impersonality of Zen and a refinement of sensory perception For all his skinniness, paper raincoats, worn out sandals, and mendicancy, Basho was an extreme sensualist of the eye and ear and nose intent on peak...


  7. says:

    It s hard for me, gaijin piece of shit that I am, to fully appreciate the aesthetics of classical Japan I ve tried I tried listening to some koto music in the bamboo forest of Arashiyama in Kyoto, and I just felt corny.With Basho, I know I m only getting half of it I don t have the education in the Tale of the Heike and the Tale of Genji and what not I don t understand the complexities of shogunate politics But I do know the sense of melancholy that affects the lone traveler, and the sense It s hard for me, gaijin piece of shit that I am, to fully appreciate the aesthetics of classical Japan I ve tried I tried listening to some koto music in the bamboo forest of Arashiyama in Kyoto, and I just felt corny.With Basho, I kn...


  8. says:

    Of all the books we read in Religion class all term, Basho was my favorite His simple, poetic descriptions of the Japanese countryside and that poignant sense of loneliness and connection to history and nature all spoke to me vividly In particular, his emphasis on wabi sabi, poverty and loneliness, as seen in a lone tree on the hillside or a lone house in a deserted field or drinking water from a simple chipped pitcher, evoked something in me that I d been able to quite articulate The way he Of all the books we read in Religion class all term, Basho was my favorite His simple, poetic descriptions of the Japanese countryside and that poignant sense of loneliness and connection to history and nature all spoke to me vividly In particular, his emphasis on wabi sabi, poverty and loneliness, as seen in a lone tree on the hillside or a lone house in a deserted field or drinking water from a simple chipped pitcher, evoked something in me that I d been able to quite articulate The way he kept his words brief by including hidden references to previous poets and even that sense of wanting to be a wind swept spirit like the poets that had ...


  9. says:

    I heartily recommend reading the translator s insightful introduction to this collection of Basho s haibun the traditional form of Japanese travel journal interspersed with impromptu poems I don t think I can sum up any better why The Narrow Road to the Deep North holds such a beloved place among the masterworks of Japanese literature, so I won t try It is a deep, rich, and subtle travelogue, placing his prose and verse in the context of a lifetime of increasingly agonizing self scrutiny of B I heartily recommend reading the translator s insightful introduction to this collection of Basho s haibun the traditional form of Japanese travel journal interspersed with impromptu poems I don t think I can sum up any better why The Narrow Road to the Deep North holds such a beloved place among the masterworks of Japanese literature, so I won t try It is a deep, rich, and subtle travelogue, placing his prose and verse in the ...


  10. says:

    I first became aware of this from some puttering around on the internet, and from an article years ago in the Scottish publication Rebel Magazine, which wrote a brief, admiring account of Basho s life and work Basho is credited with inventing or perfecting the haiku, althou similar styles had existed for some time Like other forms of minimalist art, I find it difficult to really enjoy, despite its roots in Buddhist philosophy Complexity, richness, and life in its passions and contradictions I first became aware of this from some puttering around on the internet, and from an article years ago in the Scottish publication Rebel Magazine, which wrote a brief, admiring account of Basho s life and work Basho is credited with inventing or perfecting the haiku, althou similar styles had existed for some time Like other forms of minimalist art, I find it diffic...

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