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Li Po and Tu Fu

0140442723
July 1973
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A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry
Czeslaw Milosz (Editor)
0156005743
April 1998
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From Library Journal
Nobel laureate Milosz states in his introduction that the purpose of this personal and eclectic collection is to present poetry that is "short, clear, readable, and...realistic, that is, loyal toward reality and attempting to describe it as concisely as possible." And for the most part, he has succeeded. The poems have a clarity and immediacy that would appeal to even the most poetry-averse reader. Most of the selections are from classical Chinese and 20th-century American and European (primarily Eastern European, Scandinavian, and French) poets. The poems are grouped by intriguing headings ("The Moment," "The Secret of a Thing," "A Woman's Skin"), and Milosz has written brief prefaces to many of them, creating an unusual sense of dialog between editor and reader. "My intention," says Milosz, "is not so much to...


The Selected Poems of Li Po

0811213234
March 1996
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Book Description
by acclaimed translator of Tu Fu

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese


The Poetry of Zen
Sam Hamill (Translator)
1570628637
November 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Hamill, founding editor of Copper Canyon Press, and J. P. Seaton, a professor of Chinese, unite forces to translate and edit this collection of Zen poetry from China and Japan. More than an anthology, this is a little Zen primer with brief bios of all of the poets and insightful introductions that illuminate the collection in the context of Buddhist history and practice. As Hamill explains, poetry has long been part of Zen practice, and it seems not only to express deep philosophical and spiritual questions, but also to provoke them. Poignantly summarizing the "why" of creating this collection, Hamill states, "A good poem says more than the sum of its words, leading the reader into the practice of understanding the great unsaid that is contained, framed in a poem's rhythms, words, and silences." These poems indeed lead...


Tracking the Banished Immortal
Paula M. Varsano
082482573X
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Li Bo (701-762), the poet who "could make the spirits weep and the ghosts shed tears," has long inspired controversy among readers and critics. Known even during his lifetime as the "Banished Immortal," he continues to spark imaginations, challenge passionately held convictions about poetic values, and maintain, alongside Du Fu, his position as "one of China's two greatest poets." In this lucidly and gracefully written volume, Paula Varsano presents the first full-length study of Li Bo in English in half a century and the first extended look at the poet's critical reception. Persuaded that the essence of his poetry lay well beyond the reach of the usual modes of study and description, readers from the ninth to the twentieth century developed a particularly dynamic critical language. Varsano shows how this language,...


Epigraphical Series 3: Dharma Bell and Dharani Pillar: LI Po's Buddhist Inscriptions (Italian School of East Asian Studies Epigraphical Studies Series), Vol. 3
Paul W. KROLL
4900793191
January 2001
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Five T'Ang Poets
Wang Wei
093244055X
Jan 1990
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Parnassus
"Phenomenal. Among a half-dozen publications of poetry which, since 1980, have given me the greatest delight to reread"

Book Description
Five great poets of the T'ang dynasty (eighth and ninth centuries A.D.) are represented in this collection: Wang Wei, Li Po, Tu Fu, Li Ho, and Li Shang-Yin. Each poet is introduced by the translator and represented by a selection that spans the poet's development and career. These constitute some of the greatest lyric poems ever written.

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The Hurricane
Chou Li-Po
1410108201
Feb 2005
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Special Exhibition of Autumn Landscapes
Collections of National Palace Museum
9575621565
December 1994
Hardcover
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Selected Poems of Po Chu-i
Po Chu-I
0811214125
June 1999
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Liu Wan, Chinese Literature, December 2003
David Hinton's translation...as a whole is 'crisp.'...a welcome addition to the corpus of English translations of Chinese poetry.

Book Description
In 1997 David Hinton was awarded the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from The Academy of American Poets. Generally acclaimed as one of China's greatest poets, Po Ch-i (772-846 C.E.) practiced a poetry of everyday human concerns and clear plain-spoken language. In spite of his preeminent stature, this is the first edition of Po Ch-i's poetry to appear in the West. It encompasses the full range of his work, from the early poems of social protest to the later recluse poems, whose spiritual depths reflect both his life-long devotion to Taoist and Ch'an (Zen) Buddhist practice. David Hinton's translations...


Poems of the Masters: China's Classic Anthology of T'ang and Sung Dynasty Verse
Red Pine (Translator)
1556591950
August 2003
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Book Description
Poetry is China's greatest art, and for the past eight centuries Poems of the Masters has been that country's most studied and memorized collection of verse. For the first time ever in English, here is the complete text, with an introduction and extensive notes by renowned translator, Red Pine. Over one hundred poets are represented in this bilingual edition, including many of China's celebrated poets: Li Pai, Wang Wei, Tu Fu, Wang Po, and Ou-yang Hsiu.Poems of the Masters was compiled during the Sung dynasty (960–1278), a time when poetry became the defining measure of human relationships and understanding. As Red Pine writes in his introduction: "Nothing was significant without a poem, no social or ritual occasion, no political or personal event was considered complete without a few well-chosen words...


The Ascended Masters

1420806440
Jan 2005
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Las Mejores Poesias Chinas / The Best Chinese Poems

9507398945
Oct 2000
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Ascended Master Dictations 2: Talks with the Masters

1418409006
April 2004
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Ascended Master Dictations: Letters to a Chela

0759675414
December 2001
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