Selected Poems Of Po Chu I by I Po ChuSelected Poems Of Po Chu I by I Po Chu

Selected Poems Of Po Chu I

byI Po ChuTranslated byChinese Hinton

Paperback | August 12, 1999

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Generally acclaimed as one of China's greatest poets, Po Chü?-i (772-846 C.E.) practiced a poetry of everyday human concerns and clear plain-spoken language. In spite of his preeminent stature, this is the first edition of Po Chü?-i's poetry to appear in the West. It encompasses the full range of his work, from the early poems of social protest to the later recluse poems, whose spiritual depths reflect both his life-long devotion to Taoist and Ch'an (Zen) Buddhist practice. David Hinton's translations of ancient Chinese poetry have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling English texts that have altered our conception of Chinese poetry. Among his books published by New Directions are The Selected Poems of Tu Fu, and The Selected Poems of Li Po. His work has been supported by fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Po Chü-i occupied several important government posts. He wrote over 3,000 poems—brief, topical verses expressed in very simple, clear language. His poetry figures prominently in The Tale of Genji, the tenth century Japanese novel by Murasaki Shikibu. Po’s work gained wide popularity throughout East Asia. He continued to write despite p...
Title:Selected Poems Of Po Chu IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.64 inPublished:August 12, 1999Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811214125

ISBN - 13:9780811214124


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Po Chu-i is perhaps one of the greatest of ancient Chinese poets. For first time in North America, you can obtain his work translated into English by David Hinton. The Selected Poems is a collection of the great poet’s work spanning his earliest to final poems. The masterpieces are simple in language but have layers of spiritual depth reflecting the poet’s religious beliefs rooted in the Buddhist practice.