Haiku Love - the exhibition catalogue from British Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Haiku Love

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A richly illustrated book of haikus about romance and love

Haiku poems about the natural world and the seasons are well known, but many poets have used the genre to capture the evocations of love. Combining elegant and restrained haiku with lively senryū poems, all aspects of romantic love are explored here with humour, satire, wit and compassion. Poems by both men and women from the 1600s to the present day are beautifully illustrated with images from the unrivalled collection of Japanese paintings and prints in the British Museum. From the tender and the melancholy to the witty and the ribald, the poems and images in Haiku: Love comment on the most universal of human emotions.

  • Author: Alan Cummings, a Senior Teaching Fellow in Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Hardcover: 96 pages | 40 colour illustrations
  • Date published: September 2013
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0714123394
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 15.3 cm

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