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The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (Penguin Classics)
Author: Matsuo Basho
ISBN 13: 9780140441857
ISBN 10: 140441859
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1967-02-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $15.00
 
 

In later life Basho turned to Zen Buddhism, and the travel sketched in this volume relfect his attempts to cast off earthly attachments and reach out to spiritual fulfillment. The sketches are written in the haibun style--a linking of verse and prose. The title piece, in particular, reveals Basho striving to discover a vision of eternity in the transient world around him and his personal evocation of the mysteries of the universe.