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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my favourite translations of Issa, October 8, 2000
This review is from: Dumpling Field: Haiku Of Issa (Paperback)
I am a great admirer of Issa's and I had great expectations when I bought "The Dumpling Field". However, I found I was quite disappointed with the translations. As far as I can judge they have great academical merits, but I find them slightly dull. The translations are very matter of fact and I miss the esprit I have come to associate with Issa. The good thing about the translations is that they are kept abstract and as short as possible, and probably they are very close to the Japanese original in content, but they lack some of the tenderness and poetry I have seen in other translations, both Swedish and English.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i appreciate so much Issa's mind., May 7, 1999
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This review is from: Dumpling Field: Haiku Of Issa (Paperback)
It shows much about Issa's sufferings, his resilience, his humility and his playfulness which are very inspiring. Issa, indeed is a great Japanese Haiku poet.
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Dumpling Field: Haiku Of Issa
Dumpling Field: Haiku Of Issa by Issa Kobayashi (Paperback - November 30, 1991)
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