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Matsuo Basho

Poet (1644 — 12-Oct-1694)


David Landis Barnhill. Basho's Journey: The Literary Prose of Matsuo Basho. New York City: State University of New York Press. 2005. 191pp.

Richard Lewis and Helen Buttfield. The Way of Silence: The Prose and Poetry of Basho. New York City: Dial Press. 1970. 111pp.

H. Eleanor Kerkham. Matsuo Basho's Poetic Spaces: Exploring Haikai Intersections. New York City: Palgrave Macmillan. 2006. 268pp.

Peipei Qiu. Basho and the Dao: the Zhuangzi and the Transformation of Haikai. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press. 2005. 248pp.

Haruo Shirane. Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho. Stanford University Press. 1998. 381pp.

Makoto Ueda. Basho and His Interpreters. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. 1991. 457pp.


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  4. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.41)

  5. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.39)

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