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

Matsuo Basho

This thin volume from Penguin on the 17th century Japanese poet is a fantastic gem that brings the landscape to life, gives meaning to solitude and poignancy to quiet.
Basho’s works are readily accessible and full of warmth and insight.
“Shed of everything else,
I still have some lice
I picked up on the road –
Crawling on my summer robes.”

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