REDISCOVERING BASHO: A 300th Anniversary Celebration, edited by Stephen Henry Gill & C. Andrew Gerstle. Kent: Global Oriental/Global Books, 1999, 168 pp., 14.95 British pounds.

During the 300 years since his death, Basho has turned into Japan’s most famous poet, the personification of haiku culture and an icon of its perceived sensibility. He has been interpreted and reinterpreted and now, three centuries later, he is being not only rediscovered, but reinvented.

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