Category Jane Reichhold

Basho’s Cool Nothing in Jane Reichhold’s Translation

In modernity, “nothing” is zero, nada: nihil. We are most of us born nihilists. We simply can’t “think” of nothing. Jane Reichhold’s (1937-2016) presentation of Basho in her Basho: The Complete Haiku (Kodansha International, 2008) goes to the quick of Basho’s profound grasp of the difficulty of meaning and the power of wonder wondering: why […]