An Anthology of Chinese Literature
Beginnings to 1911
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Anthology of Chinese Literature by Stephen Owen
Book DescriptionThis collection of over 600 pieces, translated with great clarity and sense of the original, presents the tradition in historical and aesthetic context. Moving roughly chronologically through the tradition, An Anthology of Chinese Literature gathers texts in a variety of genres-songs, letters, anecdotes, poetry, political oratory, plays, traditional literary theory, and more-to show how the essential texts build on and echo each other. Coupled with highly readable commentary, this innovative structure uniquely highlights the interplay among Chinese literature, culture, and history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393971064
(234mm x 165mm x 68mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen Owen
Cambridge History of Chinese Literature 2 Volume Hardback Set, Hardback (April 2010)
An account of three thousand years of Chinese literature accessible to non-specialist readers as well as scholars and students.
Late Tang, Paperback (March 2009)
The poetry of the Late Tang often looked backward, and many poets of the period distinguished themselves through the intensity of their retrospective gaze. Chinese poets had always looked backward to some degree, but for many Late Tang poets the echoes and traces of the past had a singular aura. This book presents the literary history of the Tang.
Making of Early Chinese Classical Poetry, Hardback (October 2006)» View all books by Stephen Owen
Adopts a double approach to the poetry composed between the end of the 1st Century BC and the 3rd Century AD. This book examines extant material from this period synchronically with some poems attached to authors and some not. It argues that this was 'one poetry,' created from a shared poetic repertoire and compositional practices.
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Author Biography - Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen, Ph.D. Yale, is James Bryant Conant Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His books include The Great Age of Chinese Poetry: The High T'ang; Traditional Chinese Poetry and Poetics: An Omen of the World; Remembrances: The Experience of the Past in Classical Chinese Literature; and An Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911.
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