The Genius of Haiku:
Readings from R.H. Blyth on Poetry, Life, and Zen

Edited by David Cobb
With an Introduction by James Kirkup

The Genius of Haiku

A reprint by The British Haiku Society of this successful selection of extracts from the works of the great British haiku scholar.

R.H. Blyth was born in Essex, and emigrated to Japan where he became Professor of English Literature and tutor to Crown Prince (later Emperor) Akihito.

No scholar excels him at interpreting the spirit and form of Japanese poetry to the Western mind. Among the selections are commentaries on Bashō, Issa, poetry as everyday life, the place of haiku in world literature, and haiku as an aspect of Zen.

Paperback
146 pages
210 mm x 140 mm / 8¼" x 5½"
ISBN 978-0-9522397-0-3
Published by The British Haiku Society

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