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includes a selection from the --folk songs from the Six Dynasties Period (fourth-fifth centuries A.D.). Most of the songs are simple, erotic lyrics. Some are attributed to legendary courtesans, while others may have been sung at harvest festivals or marriage celebrations. In addition to the folk songs, Rexroth offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse: works by 60 different poets, from the third century to our own time. Rexroth always translated Chinese poetry--as he said--"solely to please myself." And he created, with remarkable success, English versions which stand as poems in their own right.

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An assemblage of delicate Chinese verse which delicately explore the worlds of love, nature, and meditation.

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This is a collection of translations from Chinese done down the years solely to please myself. It is offered with no pretense to scholarship or to mastery of that complex subject, Sinology.

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ISBN:
9780811201797
Author:
Rexroth, Kenneth
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Chinese poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Publication Date:
19700131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
142
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x 0.5 in 0.36 lb

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