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Matsuo, Bashō 1644-1694

Works: 2,876 works in 5,119 publications in 13 languages and 42,623 library holdings
Genres: Haiku  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Autobiographies  Travel writing  Renku  Haibun  Diaries  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Composer, Contributor, 001, Artist, Honoree
Classifications: PL794.4, 895.6132
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Most widely held works by Bashō Matsuo
Bashō's haiku : selected poems by Matsuo Bashō by Bashō Matsuo( )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and Catalan and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Basho's Haiku offers the most comprehensive translation yet of the poetry of Japanese writer Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), who is credited with perfecting and popularizing the haiku form of poetry. One of the most widely read Japanese writers, both within his own country and worldwide, Basho is especially beloved by those who appreciate nature and those who practice Zen Buddhism. Born into the samurai class, Basho rejected that world after the death of his master and became a wandering poet and teacher. During his travels across Japan, he became a lay Zen monk and studied history and classical poetry. His poems contained a mystical quality and expressed universal themes through simple images from the natural world." "David Landis Barnhill's book strives for literal translations of Basho's work, arranged chronologically in order to show Basho's development as a writer. Avoiding wordy and explanatory translations, Barnhill captures the brevity and vitality of the original Japanese, letting the images suggest the depth of meaning involved. Barnhill also presents an overview of haiku poetry and analyzes the significance of nature in this literary form, while suggesting the importance of Basho to contemporary American literature and environmental thought."--Jacket
The four seasons : Japanese haiku by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

7 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of Japanese haiku poems translated to English
The way of silence; the prose and poetry of Basho by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prose and haiku poetry selected from the work of Basho, a 17th century Japanese poet
Japanese haiku : two hundred and thirty examples of seventeen-syllable poems( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Zen Wave : Basho's Haiku and Zen by Bashō Matsuo( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself by brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. The haiku verse form is a superb means of studying Zen modes of thought and expression, for its seventeen syllables impose a rigorous limitation that confines the poet to vital experience. Here haiku by Matsuo Basho (1644-94) the greatest Japanese haiku poet are translated by Robert Aitken, with commentary that provides a new and deeper understanding of Basho's work than ever before. In presenting themes from the haiku and from Zen literature that open the doors both to the poems and to Zen i
Monkey's raincoat by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrow road to the Deep North : and other travel sketches by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

161 editions published between 1885 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his lucid translation Nobuyuki Yuasa captures the lyrical qualities of Bashō's poetry and prose by using the natural rhythms and language of contemporary speech. In his introduction, he examines the development of the haibun style in which poetry and prose stand side by side
The Monkey's straw raincoat and other poetry of the Basho school by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back roads to far towns; Bashō's Oku-no-hosomichi by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back Roads to Far Towns, the last of Basho's travel diaries, is the evocative account of this arduous journey, the crowning achievement of a lifetime of writing. This edition is introduced by Robert Hass, Poet Laureate of the United States
12 madrigali by Salvatore Sciarrino( )

4 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works for percussion by László Sáry( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Hungarian and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon woke me up nine times by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master. Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century Japan, is a poet attuned to the natural world as well as humble human doings; "Piles of quilts/ snow on distant mountains/ I watch both," he writes. His work captures both the profound loneliness of one observing mind and the broad-ranging joy he finds in our connections to the larger community. David Young, acclaimed translator and Knopf poet, writes in his introduction to this selection, "This poet's consciousness affiliates itself with crickets, islands, monkeys, snowfalls, moonscapes, flowers, trees, and ceremonies ... Waking and sleeping, alone and in company, he moves through the world, delighting in its details." Young's translations are bright, alert, musically perfect, and rich in tenderness toward their maker
One man's moon : 50 haiku( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of haiku that invoke the feeling of a life being lived in relation to the natural world
Cent onze haiku by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in French and Japanese and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de haïku de l'une des figures majeures de la poésie classique japonaise, Bashô (1644-1694)
Japanese haiku : three hundred and thirty examples of seventeen-syllable poems( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic haiku : an anthology of poems by Bashō and his followers by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the utmost economy and skill, the haiku poet paints a vast mural on a narrow canvas. Working within the strict 17-syllable limits of the traditional Japanese form, Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) and other masters evoke elements of the natural world -- cherry blossoms, harvest moons, snow, nightingales -- to conjure up timeless moods and emotions. This volume features dozens of Basho's poems (he is considered the greatest haiku poet), as well as works by his predecessors and ten of his disciples -- Kikaku, Ransetsu, Joso, and Kyoroku among them. Intended principally for readers with no knowledge of Japanese literature, this carefully selected treasury includes a transliteration of the original Japanese for each verse; most poems also include a brief explication
Sendas de Oku by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basho escribio cinco diarios de viaje con bocetos, impresiones y apuntes. Un ejemplo perfecto de un genero en boga, del cual el es uno de los grandes maestros. Esta es una coleccion de veloces dibujos verbales, subitas alusiones y signos de inteligencia. La poesia se mezcla a la reflexion, el humor a la melancolia, la anecdota a la contemplacion
Hut of fallen persimmons by Adriana Lisboa( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A journey to Japan seen through the eyes of two Brazilians: Haruki and Celina. Through a counterpoint of narration and text, and with reference to haiku by seventeenth-century master Matsuo Bashō, the pair's losses and struggles unfold"--Provided by publisher
Voce II : female voice, alto flute, percussion by Harley Gaber( )

3 editions published in 1967 in Japanese and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Little treasury of haiku( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bashō's haiku : selected poems by Matsuo Bashō
A Zen Wave : Basho's Haiku and ZenThe narrow road to the Deep North : and other travel sketchesBack roads to far towns; Bashō's Oku-no-hosomichiOne man's moon : 50 haikuClassic haiku : an anthology of poems by Bashō and his followersSendas de OkuHut of fallen persimmons
Alternative Names

Bascho 1644-1694


Basë 1644-1694

Basë Macuo.

Basë, Macuo 1644-1694


Bashō 1644-1694

Basho japansk författare och poet

Bashō, Matsuō

Bashō, Matsuō 1644-1694

Bashō Matsuo japoński poeta

Bashō, Matsuo Munefusa

Bashō, Matsuo Munefusa 1644-1694

Bashō Matsuo poet japonez

Bashō-ō 1644-1694

Bashô Tôsei, 1644-1694

Bashōan Tōsei.

Bashōan Tōsei 1644-1694


Bašio Macuo

Basjô 1644-1694



Bašó 1644-1694

Bašó Macuo

Bašó Macuo japonský básnik

Bašo, Matsuo

Bašo, Matsura.


Basyo 1644-1694




Hakusendō 1644-1694


Hōbi 1644-1694


Katōen 1644-1694


Katōten 1644-1694

Macuo, Base.

Macuo, Basho

Macuo Bašio

Macuo Basius

Macuo Basjo

Macuo, Bašó.

Macuo, Bašó 1644-1694

Macuo, Džinšičiró.

Macuo, Džinšičiró 1644-1694

Masseuo, Basyo

Masseuo, Basyo 1644-1694

Matshuo, Bashó 1644-1694

Matsoe'o, Basjô 1644-1694

Matsuko, Kinsaku

Matsuko, Kinsaku 1644-1694

Mat︠s︡uo, Basë

Mat︠s︡uo, Basë 1644-1694

Mat︠s︡uo, Bashʹo

Matsuō, Bashō 1644-1694

Matsuo Bashō Hapon a mannaniw

Matsuo Bashō Jaapani luuletaja

Matsuo Basho japana hajkisto

Matsuo Bashō Japanese poet

Matsuo Bashō japanischer Dichter

Matsuo Basho Japannese digter

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Matsuo Bashō poet japonez

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Matsuo Basho poeta xaponés do período Edo

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Matsuo Basho qillqaq (Nihun)

Matsuo Basio

Matsuo Bašo

Matsuo, Basyo

Matsuo, Basyo 1644-1694

Matsuo Baxo

Matsuo, Chūemon Munefusa.

Matsuo , Jinshichirō

Matsuo, Kinsaku.

Matsuo, Kinsaku 1644-1694

Matsuo , Munefusa

Matsuo Munefusa 1644-1694

Matsuo, Tosei

Matsuo, Tūdzaemon Munefusa.

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Matuo, Basyo

Matuo, Basyo 1644-1694


Munefusa 1644-1694

Munefusa, Matsuo.

Munefusa, Matsuo 1644-1694


Tentenken 1644-1694


Tōsei 1644-1694


Yōkaku 1644-1694

Ματσούο Μπασό

Ματσούο Μπασό Ιάπωνας ποιητής


Басë, Мацуо 1644-1694


Басе 1644-1694

Басё Мацуо

Басё, Мацуо 1644-1694


Матсуо Басө

Мацуа Басё

Мацуо, Басё

Мацуо, Басё 1644-1694

Мацуо Басё японский поэт, теоретик стиха

Мацуо Басӧ

Мацуо, Басьо

Мацуо, Башо

Мацуо, Башьо

Мацуо Гюдзазмон Муни Оруси

Мацуо Гюдзазмон Муни Оруси 1644-1694

Мацуо Дзинситиро

Мацуо Дзинситиро 1644-1694

Мацүо Башо


Мунэфуса, Мацуо

Մացուո Բասյո


בשו 1644-1694

בשו, מצואו 1644-1694

מאצוא באשא יאפאנעזער דיכטער

מצואו באשו

מצואו באשו משורר יפני

מצואו, בשו 1644-1694


ماتسو باشو

ماتسوو باشو

ماتسوو باشو شاعر ياباني

ماتسوئو باشو

ماتسوئو باشو شاعر و نویسنده ژاپنی

ماتسوۆ باشو

میٹسو باشو


मात्सुओ बाशो

মাৎসু বাসো জাপানি কবি

মাৎসুও বাসো

ਮਾਤਸੂਓ ਬਾਸ਼ੋ

மட்சுவோ பாஷோ

മത്സുവോ ബാഷോ

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마쓰오, 바쇼

마츠오, 바쇼

마츠오 바쇼 1644-1694

마츠오 바쇼오 1644-1694


마츠오바쇼 1644-1694

무네후사 1644-1694

바쇼 1644-1694

송미파초 1644-1694

주고에몬 무네후사 1644-1694

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マツオ, トウセイ

マツオ, バショウ

マツオ, バショウ 1644-1694

与谢芭蕉 1644-1694


芭蕉 1644-1694

芭蕉庵, 桃青


芭蕉庵桃青 1644-1694

松尾, 宗房

松尾 宗房 1644-1694

松尾, 芭蕉.

松尾 芭蕉 1644-1694

松尾, 桃青

松尾芭焦 1644-1694

松尾芭蕪 1644-1694


松尾芭蕉 1644-1694

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松尾蕉 1644-1694


桃青 1644-1694

麻生磯次 1644-1694

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