Poems

Poems

Poems



Introduction by: Arthur Cooper
Translator: Arthur Cooper
Notes by: Arthur Cooper

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140442724
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

More than forty selections from two eighth-century poets of China cover the whole spectrum of human life and feeling.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Table of Contents

Li Po and Tu FuAcknowledgments
Pronounciation of Chinese Words and Names
Note on the Chinese Calligraphy
Introduction
1. “Li-Tu”
2. The Background to their Times
3. Li Po
4. Tu Fu
5. The Background to T’ang Poetry: The Beginnings: The ‘Book of Odes’, the Language and Script
6. The Background to T’ang Poetry: The Ch’u Tz’u
7. The Background to T’ang Poetry: The Ballads and the Principles of Chinese Syllabic Metre
8. A Demonstration by Ballad
9. The Approach to Translation in this Book
10. The Tones and the ‘Chinese Sonnet’
11. Reading the Poems in English

Li Po

Tu Fu

List of Titles
Index of First Lines

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