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Po Chü-i - Selected Poems

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The T'ang dynasty was the great age of Chinese poetry, and Po Chü-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 Chü-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 Chü-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.

Other than a name neatly written in the front of this book it is in perfect condition. No spine creasing and minimal shelf wear.

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Author(s):
Po Chu-i, Translated by Burton Watson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
227x131x12.26
EAN-13:
9780231118392
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0231118392
ISBN-13:
9780231118392
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
172
Publisher:
Columbia University Press

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The T'ang dynasty was the great age of Chinese poetry, and Po Chü-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 Chü-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 Chü-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.

Other than a name neatly written in the front of this book it is in perfect condition. No spine creasing and minimal shelf wear.

Author(s):
Po Chu-i, Translated by Burton Watson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
227x131x12.26
EAN-13:
9780231118392
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0231118392
ISBN-13:
9780231118392
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
172
Publisher:
Columbia University Press

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