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Haiku Wars

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Haiku Wars is a lampoon of the internecine conflicts in the small pond of literary haiku. The protagonist, Poet, must unravel the mystery of a missing manuscript in a single day or face dire consequences. Along the way, and guided by his pet ferret Oscar, he interacts with sundry poets, each with his or her own agenda—political and poetic. The resulting work is full of lau ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published 2009 by Red Moon Press
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Oleg Kagan
I think this was my fastest read of the summer -- less than twenty-four hours -- and for good reason. David Lanoue's Haiku Wars follows a ferret (actually, it is narrated by a ferret...how cool is that!?) who is the newfound pet of a sulking Poet. Actually, the ferret is a protective spirit put into the world to help Poet recover from his doldrums. This recovery includes meeting a new lady-friend, and planning a meeting of haiku poets, a big meeting featuring thinly-disguised real haiku poets fr ...more
Христо Блажев
Порче разследва кражба в “Хайку войни” на Дейвид Ланю
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Неотдавна писах за двата първи хайку-романа на американеца Дейвид Ланю – “Човекът, който пишеше хайку” и “Смеещият се Буда”. Последните дни той е в България и имах удоволствието да си поговоря с него. Тази вечер той представи и последната си книга, озаглавена “Хайку войни”. Тъй като съм с връзки, още миналата седмица преводачката Светла Христова ми предостави текста, затова имах шанса да го прочета на е
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