|Author:||R. H. Blyth|
|Title:||Genius of Haiku : Readings from R. H. Blyth on Poetry, Life, and Zen|
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|Publisher:||Hokuseido Press, The; 1st edition (1997)|
The Genius of Haiku book. Reginald Horace Blyth was an English author, interpreter, translator, devotee of Japanese culture and English Professor, having lived in Japan for eighteen years.
The Genius of Haiku: Readings from R. H. Blyth on Poetry, Life, & Zen. With an introduction by James Kirkup; which includes an informative short biography of Blyth (pp. 3-11). The Life of R. Blyth. Japan: Dohosha Shupan, 1996. A haiku is the expression of a temporary enlightenment, in which we see into the life of things. A haiku is not a poem, it is not literature; it is a hand beckoning, a door half-opened, a mirror wiped clean. It is a way of returning to nature, to our moon nature, our cherry blossom nature, our falling leaf nature, in short, to our Buddha nature.
Rarely does a book really reach out and touch me as The Genius of Haiku did. Blythe does an incredible job bringing together descriptive information about Haiku poems and subjective information about living life to the fullest. His insight into the lifestyle of Zen and of how this is revealed in English and Japanese literature. The books of Blyth are rare and it is difficult to find them. So it was an excellent idea to give in a small book the main ideas of Blyth on world poetry and chiefly on this special Japonese poetry, the Haiku. One person found this helpful.
Reginald Horace Blyth (3 December 1898 – 28 October 1964) was an English author and devotee of Japanese culture. He is most famous for his writings on Zen and on haiku poetry. Blyth was born in Essex, England, the son of a railway clerk. He was the only child of Horace and Henrietta Blyth. He attended Cleveland Road Primary School, in Ilford, then the County High School (later Ilford County High School).
Readings from R. Blyth on Poetry, Life, and Zen. by Reginald Horace Blyth. Published 1997 by Hokuseido Press, The.
Reginald Horace Blyth (1995). The genius of haiku: readings from . There is a Hindu myth about the Self or God of the universe who sees life as a form of play.
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by Reginald Horace Blyth. Blyth on Poetry, Life and Zen by Reginald Horace Blyth. Publication: Published April 23rd 1994 by The British Haiku Society. ASIN: Written in: English. The Statesman's Year-Book Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the Civilised World for the Year 1880. The Mirror of Parliament for the. Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4. Journal of the Senate of Virginia. The Journal of Geology, Volume 15.
Reginald Horace Blyth & Haiku (3 December 1898 – 28 October 1964) was an English author and devotee of Japanese culture. Santoka" by R. Blyth in: A History of Haiku. Volume 2: From Issa to the Present. Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1964. R. Blyth on Bashô. Bashô" by R. Blyth in: Haiku, Hokuseido, 1951, pp. 328-336. Early life Blyth was born in Essex, England, the son of a railway clerk. In 1916, at the height of World War I, he was imprisoned as a conscientious objector at Wormwood Scrubs, before working on the Home Office Scheme at Princetown Work Centre in the former and future Dartmoor Prison. After the war, he attended the University of London, from which he graduated in 1923, with honours. In 1924, he received a teaching certificate from London Day Training College.
The Genius of Haiku : Readings from R. . Book One focuses mainly on the philosophy behind Japanese haiku - Zen, worship of nature etc - giving plenty of examples from masters like Buson, Issa and of course Basho. If you want to learn about the history and philosophical significance of haiku, then this book is an excellent, even essential starting point.