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The majority of the following books are from the library of Chon Tri. Many of the summaries and in his own words. If you wish to purchase the book, click on the cover image and you will be linked to Amazon.com.
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buy this book 91. HAIKU: AN INTRODUCTION TO HAIKU: AN ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS AND POETS FROM BASHO TO SHIKI
by Harold G. Henderson (translator)
Publisher: Anchor Books/Doubleday (ISBN #: 0385093764, Paperback, 192 pages, January 1983)
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Masterful Introduction to Haiku, March 12, 2002
Reviewer: Patrick Darden (Watkinsville, Georgia USA)
I have rarely encountered better translations of Haiku. Henderson brought the extended meanings of the words across. Double and triple entendres, startling juxtapositions, contextual clues, everything. These are not mere literal translations--they work on multiple levels to extend the meaning of the poetry, to reflect the possible readings by literate Japanese readers.
Poetic translation is an art that requires deep understanding of two languages, poetic heritages, and metaphorical/imagistic libraries. Henderson's translations are unique in their quality.

buy this book 92. HAIKU: CHERRY-BLOSSOMS: JANPANESE HAIKU, SERIES III
by Peter Beilenson (translator)
Publisher: The Peter Pauper Press, Inc. (ISBN #: 0000000015, Hardcover - 61 pp, January 1982)
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Summary
Ah my forest hut...

where the friendly woodpecker

knocks at door and post

BASHO - CHERRY-BLOSSOMS - page 38

buy this book 93. HAIKU: CLASSIC HAIKU: A MASTER'S SELECTION
by Yuzuru Miura (translator)
Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc (ISBN #: 0804816824, Paperback, 120 pp, April 1992)
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From the Publisher
Sparrows
Playing hide-and-seek
Among the tea blossoms
-Kobayashi Issa
In this wonderful collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura hasselected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and Buson, as well as contemporary poets. Fireflies, pheasants, a summer shower, winter snow, camellias, and other beautiful subjects are included among the one hundred poems in this impressive anthology. A revered collection, Classic Haiku evokes the peace and serenity of the Japanese way of life.

buy this book 94. HAIKU: CRICKET SONGS: JAPANESE HAIKU
by Harry Behn (translator)
Publisher: Harcourt (ISBN #: 0000000016, Hardcover 64 pp, January 1964)
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Summary
If things were better

for me, flies, I'd invite you

to share my supper

ISSA - CRICKET SONGS - page 34

buy this book 95. HAIKU: LOTUS BLOSSOMS
by Peter Beilenson (translator)
Publisher: The Peter Pauper Press, Inc. (ISBN #: 0000000002, Hardcover - 62 pp, January 1970)
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Summary
A collection of beautiful haiku poems, reflecting with delicacy and charm the wisdom of Japan's great classic poets. (from the front page of the book).

Translated from Japanese by Peter Beilenson.

buy this book 96. HAIKU: THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH AND OTHER TRAVEL SKETCHES
by Matsuo Basho, Nobuyuki Yuasa (translator)
Publisher: Penguin Classics (ISBN #: 0140441859, Paperback, 176 pp, August 1977)
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From the Publisher
In later life Basho turned to Zen Buddhism, and the travel sketched in this volume relfect his attempts to cast off earthly attachments and reach out to spiritual fulfillment. The sketches are written in the haibun style--a linking of verse and prose. The title piece, in particular, reveals Basho striving to discover a vision of eternity in the transient world around him and his personal evocation of the mysteries of the universe.

buy this book 97. HINDU SCRIPTURES (EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY)
by R. C. Zaehner (translator)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knoff, Inc. (ISBN #: 0679410783, Hardcover, 411 pages, February 1992)
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Summary
Must be in collection book, May 12, 2000
Reviewer: Shreedutta Raut (Herndon, Virginia United States)

Wonderful translation and interpretation. For a non hindu, its a nice way to start the study.

buy this book 98. HINDU: BHAGAVAD GITA WITH COMMENTARY OF SANKARACHARYA
by Sankaracharya (narrator), Swami Gambhirananda (translator)
Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (ISBN #: 8175051507, Paperback, 826 pp, February 1989)
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A faithful English translation of Sankaracarya's commentary on one of the greatest religious books of the world. A very useful feature of this edition of the Bhagavadgita is the inclusion of a World Index to the entire text, apart from an Index to the first word of slokas which will be helpful to both scholars and alike.

buy this book 99. HINDU: BHAGAVAD GITA: THE SONG OF GOD
by Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood (translators)
Publisher: Signet Classics (ISBN #: 0451528441, Mass Market Paperback: 144 pages, July 2002)
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Editorial Reviews

Book Description
The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world. Its simple, vivid message is a daily inspiration in the lives of millions throughout the world and has been so for countless generations.

Here is a distinguished translation that can be read by every person, not as an archaic monument to an ancient culture, but as a living contemporary message that touches the most urgent personal and social problems.

buy this book 100. HINDU: EIGHT UPANISHADS WITH THE COMMENRAY OF SANKARACHARYA
by Sankaracharya, Swami Gambhirananda (translator)
Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (ISBN #: 8175050152, Hardcover: 938 pages, December 1957)
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"The essence of the knowledge of the Vedas was called by the name of Vedanta, which comprises the Upanishads...strength is what the Upanishads speak to me from every page...therein lies strength enough to invigorate the whole world...they will call with trumpet voice upon the weak, the miserable, and the downtrodden of all races, all creeds, and all sects to stand on their feet and be free. Freedom, physical freedom, mental freedom, and spiritual freedom are the watch words of the Upanishads...the Upanishads are the Bible of India." -- Swami Vivekananda.

Eight Upanishads covered in these 2 volumes are: Isa, Kena, Katha, Taittirya, Aitareya, Mundka, Karika, and Prasna.

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