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Matsuo Basho: The Narrow Road to Oku

April 23, 2007 David Hurley 0

In 1689 the poet Basho wrote his famous fifth travel diary describing his spring and summer journey with Sora, his companion, into the northern hinterland of Japan. The narrative is studded with haiku commemorative of things seen or felt, of the blossoming moment in nature and society, the joys and discomforts [Read more…]