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Du Fu
By Fu Du

Du Fu

A Life in Poetry

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Translated by David Young See other recent books by David Young
Format: Paperback / softback

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Du Fu by Fu Du

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Du Fu (712 770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator of Chinese poets, gives us a sparkling new translation of Du Fu s verse, arranged to give us a tour of the life, each chapter of poems preceded by an introductory paragraph that situates us in place, time, and circumstance. What emerges is a portrait of a modest yet great artist, an ordinary man moving and adjusting as he must in troubled times, while creating a startling, timeless body of work. Du Fu wrote poems that engaged his contemporaries and widened the path of the lyric poet. As his society one of the world s great civilizations slipped from a golden age into chaos, he wrote of the uncertain course of empire, the misfortunes and pleasures of his own family, the hard lives of ordinary people, the changing seasons, and the lives of creatures who shared his environment. As the poet chases chickens around the yard, observes tear streaks on his wife s cheek, or receives a gift of some shallots from a neighbor, Young s rendering brings Du Fu s voice naturally and elegantly to life. I sing what comes to mein ways both old and modern my only audience right now nearby bushes and trees elegant houses standin an elegant row, too many if my heart turns to ashesthen that s all right with me . . . from Meandering River "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375711602
ISBN-10: 0375711600
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: India


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David Young has written ten books of poetry, including Black Lab (2006), At the White Window (2000), and The Planet on the Desk Selected and New Poems (1991). He has also translated the poems of Petrarch and Eugenio Montale. A past winner of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and a Pushcart Prize, he is the Longman Professor Emeritus of English and Creative Writing at Oberlin College, and the editor of the Field Poetry Series at Oberlin College Press. He lives in Oberlin, Ohio.

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