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One Hundred Great Books in Haiku
by David Bader | Poetry
Registered by Yinny of Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 10/6/2006
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Yinny): permanent collection


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Yinny from Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, October 06, 2006

8 out of 10

Book Description
In the sixteenth century, Japanese monks developed the haiku, a poem consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables. Now, in The Loose Canon, David Bader applies this ancient poetic form to 100 Great Books. From Homer to Milton to Dostoyevsky, the entire literary canon is finally within reach of even the shortest attention spans. The formal requirements of the haiku have, admittedly, necessitated a few cuts, such as characters, plot, dialogue and descriptive passages. Still, these are small sacrifices in view of the huge savings in time and shelf space. Avoid eyestrain and deforestation and show off your literary prowess at parties. It's the perfect gift for today's busy reader.

Really funny!
One of my favorite books in haiku:
Single white lass seeks
landed gent for marriage, whist.
No parsons, thank you.

Which book this is? (The answer is in white letters, so select...)
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 


Journal Entry 2 by Yinny from Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, March 01, 2007

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This book may travel around, here are the destinations:
MaaikeB
Suzy26
Olifant
AnnevO
afraberg
En terug naar mij!
 


Journal Entry 3 by Yinny at controlled release in Postal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 02, 2007

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Released 11 yrs ago (3/2/2007 UTC) at controlled release in Postal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Op naar MaaikeB! 


Journal Entry 4 by MaaikeB from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Saturday, March 03, 2007

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Leuk! Wat een mooi uitgevoerd boekje. Ik vond geloof ik de flaptekst nog het grappigst, maar er staan ook wel een paar fraaie haiku's in. Dit was mijn favoriet:

Wuthering Heights:

Wild. Strange. A bit damp.
Heathcliff waits for Cathy's ghost.
Women. Always late.

Hoewel ik die op de pagina erna ook wel erg fraai vond. Maar die ga ik hier niet overtikken. Kijk zelf maar bij The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

Ik stuur het boekje na het weekend meteen door naar Suzy. Of wacht, misschien mag het wel eerst naar Olifant. Dat bespaart me weer een paar postzegels. 


Journal Entry 5 by Olifant from Porthmadog, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, March 09, 2007

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Lag vandaag in mijn brievenbus. Bedankt! 


Journal Entry 6 by Olifant from Porthmadog, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, March 09, 2007

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Gelezen met een lach om mijn gezicht. Aardige samenvattingen van dikke boeken.

Een van mijn favoriete toneelstukken, dus een spottende haiku moet kunnen:

WAITING FOR GODOT
Samuel Beckett

Act I. 'It's hopeless.
My boots don't fit. Where is God?'
Act II. The same thing.


En deze vond ik ook wel grappig:

RELATIVITY: THE SPECIAL AND GENERAL THEORY
Albert Einstein

Cherry blossoms fall
at light speed through curved space-time
and land with a thud. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, March 15, 2007

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Received this little book by mail yesterday. Looks like a hilarious read. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, March 22, 2007

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Heel leuk boekje. Heb er erg om gelachen.

The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Grim, grey New England -
all adulterers receive
free monogramming.

The Tin Drum
Gunter Grass

A shrieking, drumming
dwarf winds up in a madhouse.
It's a long story.

Boekje gaat verder op reis naar AnnevO. 


Journal Entry 9 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, March 24, 2007

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This book arrived by mail today! 


Journal Entry 10 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, April 04, 2007

9 out of 10

I have spent some time
reading David Bader's book
and laughed quite a lot.

Mijn favorieten:

The importance of being Ernest, Oscar Wilde:
Earnestly posing
as Ernest, Jack learns he's named
Ernest in earnest.

An essay on the principle of population, Thomas Malthus:
People multiply;
food does not. The good news is
there are wars and plaques.

edit 05/04/07: Na 18 uur is dit boek in een TPG brievenbus beland... 


Journal Entry 11 by afraberg from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, April 07, 2007

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Vandaag drie (!) ringboeken in mijn brievenbus, en ik had er nog een liggen. Ik zie dat ik de laatste van deze ring ben, dus dit boekje gaat even onder op de stapell.

Heel erg bedankt AnnevO voor het opsturen (het boek zat verschrikkelijk goed ingepakt zeg! :) ) en ook erg bedankt voor je lieve kaartje. 


Journal Entry 12 by Yinny from Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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En het boek is al weer thuis hoor! Bedankt allemaal voor het meelezen en voor de goede verzorging! 


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