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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matsuo Basho Narrator: Togo Igawa Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Japanese poetry is well-known for its clarity and concision, and The Narrow Road to the Interior and Hojoki are two of the best-loved, and most intensely Japanese, works of their kind; famous for their beautiful, delicate verse and subtle insight into the human condition. It has been said of The Narrow Road that 'it was as if the very soul of Japan had itself written it'. It takes the form of a travel diary, and traces the poet's journey from Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to the northern interior. Hojoki, a much earlier work written by Chomei, a Buddhist hermit, is essentially a meditation on the transience of the world. Read by the famous classical Japanese actor Togo Igawa, the full beauty of its ancient cadences and rhythms is drawn out. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jerman | 2/9/2014

    " A great help in appreciating the true ancient haiku (hokku) form. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by dthaase | 2/7/2014

    " Indeed a classis as how many books that were written hundreds of years ago are still being read today. This was a beneficial read but not the most enjoyable for me. If you are interested in the haibun style I definitely recommend picking it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caitlin | 1/16/2014

    " Wonderful haiku and this particular edition presents his travelogue and poetry beautifully. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ulises | 1/14/2014

    " Relectura imprescindible. "

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