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Blyth, Reginald Horace

Overview
Works: 117 works in 606 publications in 9 languages and 6,334 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Poetry  Conversation and phrase books 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: BL1442.Z4, 294.32
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Reginald Horace Blyth
Haiku by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

63 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen and Zen classics by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen in English literature and oriental classics by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

35 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of haiku by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Preface: These volumes, the first of two, traces the history of haiku from its beginnings in renga to the uncertainties of present-day haiku. Haiku are not very amenable to a chronological treatment. Haiku are moments of vision, and the history of moments is hardly possible. If we were to choose verses which are typical of each poet, it would not be so difficult to make out some sort of development, but if it is the best verses which we select, there must a sameness throughout, a more or less constant level of excellence in which it is difficult to distinguish one writer from another. A compromise has been effected by choosing the best of as many writers as possible, thus illustrating the ups and downs of haiku history. The religious naturalism and profound simplicity of Basho, the versatility of Buson, the artfully artless art of Issa, the objective dryness yet pregnancy of Shiki, and the decadence of all later writers is thus not obscured. A fair number of not first-class verses being inevitably included, the reader, making a virtue of necessity, may actually learn more about the nature of haiku by considering the failures and near-hits rather than the successes.--page v
A few flies and I; haiku by Issa Kobayashi( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninety-five haiku written over two hundred years ago by the Japanese poet Issa
Senryu; Japanese satirical verses by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

18 editions published between 1949 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental humour by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese life and character in senryu by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

9 editions published in 1960 in English and Italian and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edo satirical verse anthologies by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiku : gems of intimate beauty in a new collection of classic Japanese poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese humour by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first book of Korean by Ŭn Yi( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 1962 in English and Korean and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen and Zen classics by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

68 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not a dry scholarly book on Zen. It is a fascinating introduction into a study of self-enlightenment and inner reason that has been a driving force of all Japanese culture. Written by Reginal Horace Blyth (1898-1964) this is a volume free of the dry pedantry that has hobbled so many well meaning French and English studies of Zen. It is free also of the breathless mystery-mongering that unfortunately has bloated American Zen. Blyth reads easily. The questions he poses; the views he offers ... all lead to a sense of inner self and an awakening ofan awareness of the surrounding universe and
Buddhist sermons on Christian texts by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

10 editions published between 1952 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Games Zen masters play : writings of R.H. Blyth by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and Persian and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genius of Haiku : readings from R.H. Blyth on poetry, life, and Zen by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humour in English literature; a chronological anthology by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiku : in four volumes by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

23 editions published between 1949 and 1992 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of haiku in two volumes. Volume 1, From the beginnings up to Issa by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in English and Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of English literature from the beginnings to modern times by Reginald Horace Blyth( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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HaikuHaiku : in four volumes
Alternative Names
Blyth, R. H.

Blyth, R. H. 1898-1964

Blyth, R. H. (Reginald Horace)

Blyth, Reginald H.

Blyth, Reginald Horace

Buraisu, R. H.

Buraisu, R. H. 1898-1964

Reginald Horace Blyth britischer Japanologe

Reginald Horace Blyth British Japanologist

레지널드 블라이스

ブライス, R. H.

ブライス, アール・エッチ

レジナルド・ブライス

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Zen and Zen classicsZen in English literature and oriental classicsHaiku : in four volumes