Frontier Taiwan: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry by Michelle Yeh,N. G. D. Malmqvist

By Michelle Yeh,N. G. D. Malmqvist

Taiwan has developed dramatically from a little-known island to an across the world acclaimed fiscal miracle and thriving democracy. The background of contemporary Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the tale of this modification from outer edge to frontier. Containing translations of approximately four hundred poems from 50 poets spanning the whole 20th century, this anthology finds Taiwan in a wide spectrum of issues, kinds, and kinds: from lyrical meditation to political satire, haiku to concrete poetry, surrealism to postmodernism. The in-depth creation outlines the improvement of contemporary poetry within the exact old and cultural context of Taiwan. complete in either intensity and scope, Frontier Taiwan superbly captures the achievements of the nation's glossy poetic traditions.

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