- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (July 31, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0824828453
- ISBN-13: 978-0824828455
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,881,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Basho and the Dao: The Zhuangzi and the Transformation of Haikai Hardcover – July 31, 2005
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About the Author
Peipei Qiu is associate professor of Japanese at Vassar College.
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If you are interested in Eastern philosophy, particularly Daoism, and its relationship to the artist's way, this book will provide you with solid scholarly material to ponder.
The 29 page glossary reveals Qiu's linguistic prowess and is extremely helpful both for reading this book and for studying Chinese or Japanese poetry, especially haiku.
I wasn't sure if I should spend the $63.00 for this book but it provided me with a deep and thorough study of Basho and the religious and philosophical underpinnings to his creative genius.