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"Elegant, searching, and, above all, timeless, Rexroth's Chinese and Japanese translations capture the very essence of what it means to be fully alive, fully engaged. Many of these poems are over one thousand years old, yet they not only stand up to the questions and predicaments and experiences of our time, but they bear eloquent witness to the very meat of what it means to be human." Chris Faatz, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

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Moss covered paths between scarlet peonies,
Pale jade mountains fill your rustic windows.
I envy you, drunk with flowers,
Butterflies swirling in your dreams.

--Ch'ien Ch'i

This exquisite gift book offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse, from the first century to our own time, beginning with the lyric poetry of Tu Fu, moving to the folk songs of the Six Dynasties Period, on to the Sung Dynasty, and to the present. Also represented are some of the best-known women of Chinese poetry, including Li Ching-chao and Chu Shu-chen. These simple, accessible but profound poems come through to us with a breathtaking immediacy in Kenneth Rexroth's English versions--a wonderful gift for any lover of poetry.

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"Nothing stands still in this poetry: the wind blows the trees, the lake water ripples and the ever-present road runs in and out of the hills."--American Poetry Review

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Kenneth Rexroth was one of the pioneer American translators from the Chinese into English. From his bestselling books, One Hundred Poems from the Chinese, One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese, and Woman Poets of China, Eliot Weinberger (essayist, critic and translator extraordinaire) has culled the best of the best for this beautiful gift edition.

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Eliot Weinberger (b. NYC, 1949), is an essayist and translator. He won PEN's first Gregory Kolovakos Award for promoting Hispanic literature in the US, and he is America's first literary writer to receive Mexico's Order of the Aztec Eagle. He lives in New York City.Poet-essayist

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ISBN:
9780811218368
Author:
Rexroth, Kenneth
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Selected by:
Weinberger, Eliot
Selected:
Weinberger, Eliot
Author:
Weinberger, Eliot
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Chinese poetry
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
6 x 4.1 x 0.3 in 0.2 lb

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"Review A Day" by , "Elegant, searching, and, above all, timeless, Rexroth's Chinese and Japanese translations capture the very essence of what it means to be fully alive, fully engaged. Many of these poems are over one thousand years old, yet they not only stand up to the questions and predicaments and experiences of our time, but they bear eloquent witness to the very meat of what it means to be human." (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Synopsis" by , "Nothing stands still in this poetry: the wind blows the trees, the lake water ripples and the ever-present road runs in and out of the hills."--American Poetry Review

"Synopsis" by , Kenneth Rexroth was one of the pioneer American translators from the Chinese into English. From his bestselling books, One Hundred Poems from the Chinese, One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese, and Woman Poets of China, Eliot Weinberger (essayist, critic and translator extraordinaire) has culled the best of the best for this beautiful gift edition.
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