Anche se è un pò presto questo è uno dei miei libri che desidereri avere per Natale.
Titolo: The Haiku Handbook 25th Anniversary Edition: How to Write, Teach, and Appreciate Haiku
Editore: Kodansha International
Release: In Giappone il 11/11/09, in America nel marzo 2010
Aspetterò con ansia il momento...e poi sarà mio !!!
The Haiku Handbook is the first book to give the reader everything needed to delve into all aspects of haiku. In this groundbreaking and now-classic volume, the authors present haiku poets writing in English, Spanish, French, German, and five other languages on an equal footing with Japanese poets. Not only are the four great Japanese masters of the haiku represented (Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki), but also major Western authors not commonly known to have written haiku - including Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, and Richard Wright - are showcased.
With a new foreword by poet, translator, and author Jane Reichhold (Basho: The Complete Haiku), this anniversary edition presents a concise history of the Japanese haiku, not the least of which are the dynamic changes in the twentieth century as this beloved poetry form was adapted to modern and urban settings. Full chapters are offered on form, the seasons in haiku, and haiku craft, plus background on the Japanese poetic tradition and the effect of translation on our understanding of haiku.