Narrow Road to the Interior

By Matsuo Bashov


Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644–1694)—who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty—is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recount…


Published date: January 1, 2000
Type: Books
Genre: Poetry

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The master of the haiku wrote this travelogue of his journey through northern Japan in the 17th century.