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On the Narrow Road to the Deep North

(1989)
A Journey Into Lost Japan
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In 1689 Matsuo Basho, a Japanese poet, set out on his last and longest journey, to the remote northern provinces. His account, rich in strange, surreal and comic encounters along the road, is a famous work in Japanese literature. Three hundred years later, inspired by Basho's writing and her writing for Japan, Lesley Downer set off in his footsteps. Walking and hitchhiking hermit priests, meeting people who had never seen a Westerner and dining on flowers and sauteed grasshoppers, she discovered a world which most Japanese believe vanished centuries ago.

    

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Hardback Editions

July 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: On the Narrow Road: A Journey into Lost Japan
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 0-671-64047-X / 978-0-671-64047-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Summit Books
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March 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: On the Narrow Road to the Deep North: Journey into a Lost Japan
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 0-224-02473-6 / 978-0-224-02473-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: On the Narrow Road
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 1-4767-6688-6 / 978-1-4767-6688-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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August 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: On the Narrow Road to the Deep North: Journey into a Lost Japan
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 0-340-53041-3 / 978-0-340-53041-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: On the Narrow Road to the Deep North
Author(s): Lesley Downer
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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