The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry: From Ancient to by Tony Barnstone,Chou Ping

By Tony Barnstone,Chou Ping

unequalled in scope and literary caliber, this landmark anthology spans 3 thousand years, bringing jointly greater than 600 poems by means of greater than 130 poets, in translations–many new and unique to the book–by an array of distinct translators.

this is the grand sweep of chinese language poetry, from the Book of Songs–ancient people songs stated to were accrued via Confucius himself–and Laozi’s Dao De Jing to the vividly pictorial verse of Wang Wei, the romanticism of Li Po, the technical brilliance of Tu Fu, and all of the means as much as the twentieth-century poetry of Mao Zedong and the post—Cultural Revolution verse of the Misty poets. Encompassing the religious, philosophical, political, mystical, and erotic traces that experience emerged over millennia, this greatly consultant choice additionally incorporates a preface on the paintings of translation, a basic creation to chinese language poetic shape, biographical headnotes for every of the poets, and concise essays at the dynasties that constitution the publication. The Anchor e-book of chinese language Poetry captures with awesome variety and intensity the essence of China’s illustrious poetic tradition.

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