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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The T'ang dynasty was the great age of Chinese poetry, and Po Ch?-i (772--846) was one of that era's most prolific major poets. His appealing style, marked by deliberate simplicity, won him wide popularity among the Chinese public at large and made him a favorite with readers in Korea and Japan as well. From Po Ch?-i's well-preserved corpus — personally compiled and arranged by the poet himself in an edition of seventy-five chapters — the esteemed translator Burton Watson has chosen 128 poems and one short prose piece that exemplify the earthy grace and deceptive simplicity of this master poet.

For Po Ch?-i, writing poetry was a way to expose the ills of society and an autobiographical medium to record daily activities, as well as a source of deep personal delight and satisfaction — constituting, along with wine and song, one of the chief joys of existence. Whether exposing the gluttony of arrogant palace attendants during a famine; describing the delights of drunkenly chanting new poems under the autumn moon; depicting the peaceful equanimity that comes with old age; or marveling at cool Zen repose during a heat wave... these masterfully translated poems shine with a precisely crafted artlessness that conveys the subtle delights of Chinese poetry.

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The T'ang dynasty was the great age of Chinese poetry, and Po Ch-i (772--846) was one of that era's most prolific major poets. His appealing style, marked by deliberate simplicity, won him wide popularity among the Chinese public at large and made him a favorite with readers in Korea and Japan as well. From Po Ch-i's well-preserved corpus — personally compiled and arranged by the poet himself in an edition of seventy-five chapters — the esteemed translator Burton Watson has chosen 128 poems and one short prose piece that exemplify the earthy grace and deceptive simplicity of this master poet.

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ISBN:
9780231118392
Translator:
Watson, Burton
Author:
Bai, Juyi
Author:
Pai, Chu-I
Author:
Watson, Burton
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Pai, Chu-i
Subject:
Bai, Juyi
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Bai, Juyi - Translations into English
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
475
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
8.99x5.29x.47 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The T'ang dynasty was the great age of Chinese poetry, and Po Ch-i (772--846) was one of that era's most prolific major poets. His appealing style, marked by deliberate simplicity, won him wide popularity among the Chinese public at large and made him a favorite with readers in Korea and Japan as well. From Po Ch-i's well-preserved corpus — personally compiled and arranged by the poet himself in an edition of seventy-five chapters — the esteemed translator Burton Watson has chosen 128 poems and one short prose piece that exemplify the earthy grace and deceptive simplicity of this master poet.
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