Matsuo Bashō





Matsuo Bashō

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born
in Matsuo Kinsaku, Japan
January 01, 1644

died
November 28, 1694

gender
male

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About this author

Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉) was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was renowned for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, he is recognized as a master of brief and clear haiku.


Average rating: 4.20 · 5,180 ratings · 459 reviews · 90 distinct works · Similar authors
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On Love and Barley: Haiku o...
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 463 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
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Basho: The Complete Haiku
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 438 ratings — published 1972 — 11 editions
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The Essential Basho
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1999
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A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku a...
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Lips Too Chilled (Little Bl...
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Bashō's Haiku: Selected Poems
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Basho's Journey: The Litera...
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Basho's Narrow Road: Spring...
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Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times:...
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More books by Matsuo Bashō…
“Winter solitude-
in a world of one colour
the sound of the wind.”
Matsuo Bashō

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought.”
Matsuo Bashō

“The journey itself is my home.”
Matsuo Bashō

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