Remembered as one of the most-loved luminaries of Asian literature, Basho’s famous travel diary links together prose and haiku as he recounts his journey to the northern provinces of Japan. The wonderful Shambhala Pocket Library edition features a beautiful, modern translation and an insightful introduction by Sam Hamill. It also includes Travelogue of Weather-Beaten Bones, The Knapsack Notebook, and Sarashina Travelogue. Together with two hundred and fifty of Basho’s finest haiku, this attractive, reader-friendly book is an essential for any classics collection as the most complete single-volume collection of Basho’s tranquil and contemplative writings.
272pp, 171 x 108 mm, Paperback, 2019