Basho, Matsua. "Narrow road to the interior.".BASHO, Matsua. "Narrow road to the interior." CHOMEI, Kamo no. "Hojoki." Read by "logo Igawa & Takashi Sudo. 2 cds. 2 hrs. Naxos Audio. 2008. 978-962-634-879-6. $17.98. Content notes. A
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Although Japanese and Chinese are different languages, the Japanese borrowed and adapted Chinese ideographs early written in the 13th and 17th centuries. Although both are poems, they sound more like letters written to family and friends about travels. "Narrow Road to the Interior" is the story of a man's decision to leave Edo (Toyko) to live in the country. The final chapter, describing his secluded se·clud·ed
1. Removed or remote from others; solitary.
2. Screened from view; sequestered.
se·clud life in a hut, sounds as if it were written by Thoreau on Walden Pond Walden Pond, Mass.: see Thoreau, Henry David. , extolling the value of living a simple life. He meditates on the need to build a large house to impress one's friends compared to the need to live simply, something modern readers will relate to. The second poem, "Hojoki," tells of a more dangerous journey into the countryside with all the barriers the poet must pass through. Although the readings are done in heavily accented English, both narrators read with such simple and clear lyricism lyr·i·cism
a. The character or quality of subjectivity and sensuality of expression, especially in the arts.
b. The quality or state of being melodious; melodiousness.
2. that the reader will find himself falling into the music of the words instead of their meaning. These readers make poetry sound like pure thought as the poets relate their stories and musings on the world. That doesn't mean that it is easy listening easy listening
Light or popular compositions, usually having a prominent melody and a quiet or blended arrangement. , as one must concentrate on the meaning of the words as well as the lilting quality of the reading, and there are often Japanese quotations included in the narration. Nola Theiss, Sanibel, FL