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ISBN-10: 0811218368
ISBN-13: 9780811218368
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 04/21/2009
Dimensions: 5.90" L, 3.90" W, 0.40" H

Songs of Love, Moon, & Wind: Poems from the Chinese

Editor: Eliot Weinberger

Paperback

Price: $12.95

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Moss covered paths between scarlet peonies,
Pale jade mountains fill your rustic windows.
I envy you, drunk with flowers,
Butterflies swirling in your dreams.

–Ch’ien Ch’i

This exquisite gift book offers a wide sampling of Chinese verse, from the first century to our own time, beginning with the lyric poetry of Tu Fu, moving to the folk songs of the Six Dynasties Period, on to the Sung Dynasty, and to the present. Also represented are some of the best-known women of Chinese poetry, including Li Ching-chao and Chu Shu-chen. These simple, accessible but profound poems come through to us with a breathtaking immediacy in Kenneth Rexroth’s English versions–a wonderful gift for any lover of poetry.

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One of Rexroth's greatest achievements as a translator and monumental figure in world letters. –Ray Gonzalez"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0811218368
ISBN-13: 9780811218368
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 04/21/2009
Dimensions: 5.90" L, 3.90" W, 0.40" H
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