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Issa's Best: A Translator's Selection of Master Haiku, Print Edition Paperback – September 30, 2012
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Also, many other aspects such as humour, oneness with all, our pervasive humanity across social classes & Buddha are themes that recur many times throughout the book.
In addition, Issa's poetry chooses such moments from the vastness of Japan giving us a nuanced picture of life, strife & symbols of his time.
The book is organized by such symbols (seasons, animals, etc) & I thought that the translator has done a masterful job at sequencing the haiku - one section blends seamlessly into the other rendering our reading as a connected experience.
Reading Issa, one can see the scenes he describes, the people.
There's no gap of time, or culture. The universality of Issa is truly moving. And this is the most complete version of his work that I've been able to find. Highly recommended!
Adelaide B. Shaw
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