With so many of us confined to quarters, or even to dimes and nickels, it may be time to recall those great books we were asked to read as unwilling freshmen, and David F. Bader is here to help us with his 2005 book, Haiku U: From Aristotle to Zola, 100 Great Books in 17 Syllables. David’s delightful Foreword might be regarded as adequate revenge on the authors he sends up, but the ‘haiku’ themselves compound the felony many times over.
Enjoy our latest Book of the Week!
The Canterbury Tales
Pilgrimmes on spryng braecke—
roadde trippe! Whoe farrtted? Yiuw didde.
Noe, naught meae. Yaes, yiuw.
Pride and Prejudice
Single white lass seeks
landed gent for marriage, whist.
No parsons, thank you
Cherry blossoms fall
with Force equal to Mass times
You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Garry Eaton, and are used with permission