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DetailsUnique collection spans over 400 years (1488-1902) of haiku history by the greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki and many more, in translations by top-flight scholars in the field. Editor Faubion Bowers provides Foreword and many informative notes to the poems.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Faubion Bowers was a noted academic and writer in the area of Asian Studies, especially Japanese theatre. He also wrote the first full-length biography of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. During the Allied Occupation of Japan, he was General Douglas MacArthur's personal Japanese language interpreter and aide-de-camp. After the war he taught at the New School for Social Research, and at Kansas University as Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies. He also served as music editor or reviewer for various periodicals.Bowers became a respected authority on oriental art and culture, writing scholarly monographs on such subjects as Indian dance and Japanese theatre, as well as a definitive two-volume biography of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. His book, Japanese Theatre, was published in 1952 and is highly recommended by James Michener, in his book on Japanese ukiyo-e prints, The Floating World, as "one of the foremost works of scholarship dealing with Japanese culture to come out of the occupation."Bowers is known as The Man Who Saved Kabuki in Japan. He stated that "Kabuki is not only Japanese culture but world culture and must be preserved for the future." He promoted kabuki plays. Bowers was awarded the Bronze Star in 1944, and an Oak Leaf Cluster in 1945. In 1985, Bowers was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the government of Japan.
SKU Code PRK B 3438 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486292748 Author Name Faubion Bowers Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATION