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ISBN-10: 081122838X
ISBN-13: 9780811228381
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 02/25/2020
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.90" H

The Selected Poems of Tu Fu: Expanded and Newly Translated by David Hinton

Translator: David Hinton

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Tu Fu (712-770 C.E.) has for a millennium been widely considered the greatest poet in the Chinese tradition, and Hinton’s original translation played a key role in developing that reputation in America. Most of Tu Fu’s best poems were written in the last decade of his life, as an impoverished refugee fleeing the devastation of civil war. In the midst of these challenges, his always personal poems manage to combine a remarkable range of possibilities: elegant simplicity and great complexity, everyday life and grand historical drama, private philosophical depth and social engagement in a world consumed by war. Through it all, his is a wisdom that can only be called elemental, and his poems sound remarkably contemporary.

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David Hinton is the best English-language translator of classical Chinese poetry we have, and have had for decades. A magician's grace glows through all of the poems, a grace and ease uncommonly found, uncommonly masterful.–Citation from the Thornton Wilder Lifetime Achievement Award (American Academy of Arts and Letters)
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ISBN-10: 081122838X
ISBN-13: 9780811228381
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 02/25/2020
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.90" H
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