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A list of key readings about Haiku.
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  • Haikai and Haiku. Tokyo: Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai, 1958.
  • Henderson, Harold G. An Introduction to Haiku. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1958.
  • Keene, Donald. Dawn to the West: Japanese Literature of the Modern Era: Poetry, Drama, Criticism Vol 4 (History of Japanese Literature/Donald Keene, Vol 4) New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1984] ISBN 0231114389
  • Keene, Donald. Seeds in the Heart: Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century. New York: Henry Holt and Company [1993] ISBN 0788155229
  • Keene, Donald. World Within Walls: Japanese Literature of the Pre-Modern Era 1600-1867 . New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1976] ISBN 0394170741
  • Oseko Toshiharu. Basho's Haiku: Literal Translations for Those Who Wish to Read the Original Japanese.... Tokyo: Maruzen, 1990.
  • Ross, Bruce, ed. Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku. Boston: Charles E. Tuttle, 1993. Contains a useful introduction by the editor discussing differences between Japanese- and foreign-language haiku.
  • Shirane Haruo. Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho . Stanford: Stanford University Press [1998] ISBN 0804730997
  • Ueda Makoto Basho and His Interpreters. Stanford: Stanford University Press [1992]
  • Ueda Makoto Literary and Art Theories in Japan. Cleveland: Western Reserve University [1967]
  • Ueda Makoto Matsuo Basho. New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc. [1970]
  • Ueda Makoto The Path of Flowering Thorn. Stanford: Stanford University Press [1998]