8/ Week of 18 Feb
- Basho (Corman, trns): Backroads to Far Towns (White Pine, 2004)
Cid Corman perfectly captures the diaristic tone of Basho’s haibun. Informal dispatches from a roadtrip. I’ve read many translations of this work, but this was the first one that made me wish Wim Wenders would make a movie version of it.