The Autumn Wind: A Selection from the Poems of Issa
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The Autumn Wind: A Selection from the Poems of Issa

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Autumn Wind is a collection of Issa's haiku poetry.
Paperback, 146 pages
Published June 1st 1984 by Kodansha
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I looked for my edition, but I couldn't find it. This one is from 1957 with 107 pages of poetry and a bio.

It's nice to start with this book to create a general base knowledge of haikus and of Issa. I found this book surprising because not only was it written in '57 (not exactly a long time for American ill-will to really fade away from WWII) but that it sought to create context through the biography, the original poem with his translation, and additional notes about meaning. Though these can be...more
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Kobayashi Issa was a Japanese poet known for his haiku poems and journals. He is regarded as one of the four haiku masters in Japan, along with Bashō, Buson and Shiki. Reflecting the popularity and interest in Issa as man and poet, Japanese books on Issa outnumber those on Buson, and almost equal those on Bashō.
More about Kobayashi Issa...
The Spring of My Life and Selected Haiku A Few Flies And I: Haiku The Year of My Life Inch by Inch: 45 Haiku by Issa The Dumpling Field: Haiku Of Issa

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