WorldCat Identities

Barnhill, David Landis

Works: 7 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 4,905 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PL794.4, 895.6132
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Landis Barnhill
Deep ecology and world religions new essays on sacred grounds ( )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bashō's haiku selected poems by Matsuo Bashō by Bashō Matsuo( )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,356 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."--BOOK JACKET
Basho's journey the literary prose of Matsuo Basho by Bashō Matsuo( )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At home on the earth : becoming native to our place : a multicultural anthology ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The journey itself home : the religiosity of the literary works of Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) by David Landis Barnhill( )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deep ecology and world religions : new essays on sacred ground ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bashõ as bat : wayfaring and antistructure in the journals of Matsuo Bashõ by David Landis Barnhill( )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.00 for Bashõ as ... to 0.87 for The journe ...)
Alternative Names
Landis Barnhill, David 1949-
English (34)