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Heaven My Blanket, Earth My Pillow: Poems from Sung Dynasty China by Yang WAN-Li

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Yang Wan-Li (1127–1206) is one of China’s “four masters of Southern Sung poetry.” These poems were written at what could be seen as a low point in Sung history: an invasion by the Jurchens had forced the Sung to flee to the southern city of Hangchow. But they created at Hangchow a refuge of elegant solitude from which they gazed longingly toward the north, and in this quiet setting, they were able to enjoy the beauties of nature. Many of the poems are perfect verbalizations of the magnificent landscape paintings of the Sung painters: misty, ethereal and luminous. The poetry, however, also holds the annoyances of overwork, aching feet, creaking bones and the pleasures of wine, filling it with humanity and a zest for living.

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Classic poems by a 12th century Sung Dynasty master.

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Poetry. Translated from the Chinese by Jonathan Chaves. These poems by one of China's four masters of 12th century Southern Sung poetry are perfect verbalizations of the magnificient landscape paintings of the Sung painters: misty, ethereal and luminous. The poetry also, however, also holds the annoyances of over-work, aching feet, creaking bones, and the pleasure of wine, filling it with a delightful humanity and zest for life.

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Yang Wan-Li (1127-1206) is one of China's "four masters of Southern Sung poetry."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781893996298
Translator:
Chaves, Jonathan
Publisher:
White Pine Press (NY)
Translator:
Chaves, Jonathan
Author:
Chaves, Jonathan
Author:
WAN-Li, Yang
Author:
Yang, Wanli
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Yang, Wan-li
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Companions for the Journey
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 BandW illustrations
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.3 in 4.5 oz

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