The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (Yuasa) by Matsuo Bashō, Nobuyuki Yuasa

The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (Yuasa)

Matsuo Bashō, Nobuyuki Yuasa

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nonfiction poetry travel adventurous reflective relaxing slow-paced

176 pages | first published 1702

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In later life Basho turned to Zen Buddhism, and the travel sketched in this volume relfect his attempts to cast off earthly attachments and reach out to spiritual fulfillment. The sketches are written in the "haibun" style--a linking of verse and ...
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Moods

reflective 100%
adventurous 57%
relaxing 57%
challenging 28%
inspiring 28%
emotional 14%
hopeful 14%
informative 14%
lighthearted 14%

Pace

slow 57%
medium 28%
fast 14%

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