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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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: 4.21 · 4,466 ratings · 388 reviews · 72 distinct works · Similar authors
The Narrow Road to the Deep...
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On Love and Barley: Haiku o...
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 403 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
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Basho: The Complete Haiku
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 379 ratings — published 1972 — 10 editions
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The Essential Basho
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1999
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A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku a...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1979 — 7 editions
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Bashō's Haiku: Selected Poems
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 70 ratings3 editions
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Basho's Journey: The Litera...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Basho's Narrow Road: Spring...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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The Four Seasons (Japanese ...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1958 — 5 editions
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Haiku Harvest (Japanese Hai...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1962 — 3 editions
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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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