The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry: From Ancient to Contemporary, The Full 3000-Year Tradition

The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry: From Ancient to Contemporary, The Full 3000-Year Tradition

Tony Barnstone


unequalled in scope and literary caliber, The Anchor booklet of chinese language Poetry spans 3 thousand years, bringing jointly greater than 600 poems by way of multiple hundred thirty poets, in translations–many new and specific to the book–by an array of amazing translators.

Here is the grand sweep of chinese language poetry, from the Book of Songs–ancient people songs stated to were accumulated by means of Confucius himself–and Laozi’s Dao De Jing to the vividly pictorial verse of Wang Wei, the romanticism of Li Po, the technical brilliance of Tu Fu, and the entire approach as much as the twentieth-century poetry of Mao Zedong and the post—Cultural Revolution verse of the Misty poets. Encompassing the non secular, philosophical, political, mystical, and erotic traces that experience emerged over millennia, this extensively consultant choice additionally features a preface at the artwork of translation, a normal advent to chinese language poetic shape, biographical headnotes for every of the poets, and concise essays at the dynasties that constitution the e-book. A landmark anthology, The Anchor e-book of chinese language Poetry captures with awesome diversity and intensity the essence of China’s illustrious poetic culture.

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