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Poems Of The Late T Ang

Author : Angus Charles Graham
ISBN : 1590172574
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Classical Chinese poetry reached its pinnacle during the T'ang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.), and the poets of the late T'ang-a period of growing political turmoil and violence-are especially notable for combining strking formal inovation with raw emotional intensity. A. C. Graham’s slim but indispensable anthology of late T’ang poetry begins with Tu Fu, commonly recognized as the greatest Chinese poet of all, whose final poems and sequences lament the pains of exile in images of crystalline strangeness. It continues with the work of six other masters, including the “cold poet” Meng Chiao, who wrote of retreat from civilization to the remoteness of the high mountains; the troubled and haunting Li Ho, who, as Graham writes, cultivated a “wholly personal imagery of ghosts, blood, dying animals, weeping statues, whirlwinds, the will-o'-the-wisp”; and the shimmeringly strange poems of illicit love and Taoist initiation of the enigmatic Li Shang-yin. Offering the largest selection of these poets’ work available in English in a translation that is a classic in its own right, Poems of the Late T’ang also includes Graham’s searching essay “The Translation of Chinese Poetry” as well as helpful notes on each of the poets and on many of the individual poems.
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Poems Of The Late T Ang

Author : Angus Charles Graham
ISBN : 0140441573
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Poems Of The Late T Ang

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No other period in Chinese poetry has been richer in language and imagination than the last 100 years of the T'ang dynasty. This volume introduces seven poets, beginning with the last poems of China's greatest poet, Tu Fu and ending with Li Shang Yin, one of the first to make love his central theme.

The Late Tang

Author : Stephen Owen
ISBN : UOM:39015069238023
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The poetry of the Late Tang often looked backward, and many poets of the period distinguished themselves through the intensity of their retrospective gaze. Chinese poets had always looked backward to some degree, but for many Late Tang poets the echoes and the traces of the past had a singular aura. In this work, Stephen Owen resumes telling the literary history of the Tang that he began in his works on the Early and High Tang. Focusing in particular on Du Mu, Li Shangyin, and Wen Tingyun, he analyzes the redirection of poetry that followed the deaths of the major poets of the High and Mid-Tang and the rejection of their poetic styles. The Late Tang, Owen argues, forces us to change our very notion of the history of poetry. Poets had always drawn on past poetry, but in the Late Tang, the poetic past was beginning to assume the form it would have for the next millennium; it was becoming a repertoire of available choices--styles, genres, the voices of past poets. It was this repertoire that would endure.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Vitality Of The Lyric Voice

Author : Shuen-fu Lin
ISBN : 9781400858385
Genre : Poetry
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This volume presents twelve essays on the evolution of shih poetry from the second to the tenth century, the period that began with the sudden flowering of shih poetry in live-character meter and culminated in the T'ang, the golden age of classical Chinese poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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The Poetry Of The Early Tang

Author : James Bryant Conant University Professor Stephen Owen
ISBN : 1922169021
Genre : Chinese poetry
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Originally published to great acclaim by Yale University Press, this volume offers the full original text with the following features: Older Wade-Giles transliteration fully updated and revised to the current Pinyin standard, fully re-typeset and proofed for typographical errors and inconsistencies, and a new expanded Index.
Category: Chinese poetry

The Poetics Of Decadence

Author : Fusheng Wu
ISBN : 0791437523
Genre : History
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A reconsideration of Chinese decadent (tuifei) poetry which argues that this poetry is not a marginal trend but rather a vital part of the Chinese literary tradition.
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Li Po And Tu Fu

Author : Arthur R. V. Cooper
ISBN : 0140442723
Genre : Poetry
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Offers translations of poems by the two Chinese writers.
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The Late Poems Of Meng Chiao

Author : Jiao Meng
ISBN : 0691012369
Genre : Poetry
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Late in life, China's Meng Chiao (A.D. 751-841) developed an experimental poetry that anticipated similar landmarks in the modern Western tradition by a millennium. His late work is singular not only for its bleak introspection and "avant-garde" form but also for its dimensionsa truly major work, perhaps the most radical in the Chinese tradition. Renowned translator David Hinton gives us the first volume of Meng Chiao's poetry to appear in English.
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