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Barnhill, David Landis

Overview
Works: 8 works in 55 publications in 3 languages and 7,348 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Travel writing  Haibun  Diaries  Poetry  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Redactor, Other, Editor
Classifications: PL794.4, 895.6132
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Landis Barnhill
Deep ecology and world religions : new essays on sacred grounds by David Landis Barnhill( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 2,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen essays on the relationship between traditional world spirituality and the contemporary environmental perspective of deep ecology
Basho's journey : the literary prose of Matsuo Basho by Bashō Matsuo( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Basho's Journey, David Landis Barnhill provides the definitive translation of Matsuo Basho's literary prose, as well as a companion piece to his previous translation, Basho's Haiku. One of the world's greatest nature writers, Basho (1644-1694) is well known for his subtle sensitivity to the natural world, and his writings have influenced contemporary American environmental writers such as Gretel Ehrlich, John Elder, and Gary Snyder. This volume concentrates on Basho's travel journal, literary diary (Saga Diary), and haibun. The premiere form of literary prose in medieval Japan, the travel journal described the uncertainty and occasional humor of traveling, appreciations of nature, and encounters with areas rich in cultural history. Haiku poetry often accompanied the prose. The literary diary also had a long history, with a format similar to the travel journal but with a focus on the place where the poet was living. Basho was the first master of haibun, short poetic prose sketches that usually included haiku." "As he did in Basho's Haiku, Barnhill arranges the work chronologically in order to show Basho's development as a writer. These accessible translations capture the spirit of the original Japanese prose, permitting the nature images to hint at the deeper meaning in the work. Barnhill's introduction presents an overview of Basho's prose and discusses the significance of nature in this literary form, while also noting Basho's significance to contemporary American literature and environmental thought."--Jacket
Bashō's haiku : selected poems by Matsuo Bashō by Bashō Matsuo( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and Catalan and held by 2,022 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
At home on the earth : becoming native to our place : a multicultural anthology( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At Home on the Earth is a multicultural anthology of some of the finest contemporary American essays on discovering a sense of place. While emphasizing the importance of traditional Native American views of nature, these writings also explore the complex issue of all Americans becoming natives on this continent."--Jacket
The journey itself home : the religiosity of the literary works of Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) by David Landis Barnhill( )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulgyo wa saengtʹaehak( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Korean and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep Ecology and World Religions: New Essays on Sacred Grounds (SUNY series in radical social and political theory) by David Landis Barnhill( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Buddhism and Ecology : the Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds (Religions of the World and Ecology)( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Deep ecology and world religions : new essays on sacred grounds
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Basho's journey : the literary prose of Matsuo BashoBashō's haiku : selected poems by Matsuo BashōAt home on the earth : becoming native to our place : a multicultural anthology
Alternative Names
Landis Barnhill, David 1949-

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