Narrow Road To the Interior

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: August 2008

Duration: 2 hours 7 minutes


Japanese poetry is well-known for its clarity and concision, and Narrow Road to the Interior and H?j?ki are two of the best-loved, and most intensely Japanese, works of their kind; famous for their beautiful, delicate verse and subtle insight into the human condition. It has been said of Narrow Road that 'it was as if the very soul of Japan had itself written it'. It takes the form of a travel diary, and traces the poet's journey from Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to the northern interior. H?j?ki, a much earlier work written by Ch?mei, a Buddhist hermit, is essentially a meditation on the transience of the world. Read by the famous classical Japanese actor Togo Igawa, the full beauty of its ancient cadences and rhythms is drawn out. Also includes detailed notes on Narrow Road to the Interior, on CD-ROM.


Narrow Road To the Interior

by Kamo No Chomei, Matsuo Basho

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Narrow Road To the Interior, Kamo No Chomei, Matsuo Basho