Margaret Gibson

Magazine

Narrow Road to the Interior

Narrow Road to the InteriorBy Matsuo Basho. Translated by Sam Hamill. Shambhala Publications: Boston, 1991.105 pp. $10.00 (paperback). As Sam Hamill reminds us in the preface to this lucid and engaging translation, Basho’s haibun—brief prose combined with haiku—is a “return to natural, spiritual, and literary origins.” Hamill’s translation, a gift of careful attention, does not separate poetry […]

By Margaret Gibson
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