My Book on Yosa BusonMy book on Yosa Buson has recently been published by Brill. Take a look at its fabulous website!
It's a wonderful, exciting read! Lots of interesting historical information about haikai in the 18th century, and translations of Buson's verse and prose as well. Here's a brief description:
A good thing about it is that it addresses not only Buson's writing, but his haiga, or haikai painting, as well.
This book uses the haikai verse and paintings of the brilliant, innovative artist Yosa Buson (1716-1783) as a focal point from which to explore how Japanese writers competed for artistic authority in a time when popular responses to economic, technological, and social changes were creating the beginnings of a modern literature.
The web page above lists the table of contents. I'm working on getting some more "look inside this book" stuff into Amazon. That should be ready in the near future. And after that, podcasting? Maybe!