The Selected Poems of Tu Fu
Selected Poems of Tu Fu by Tu Fu
Book DescriptionTu Fu radically altered poetry as he found it in the High T'ang period. In addition to making formal innovations in language and structure, he extended the range of acceptable subject matter to include all aspects of public and private experience, thus becoming in the words of translator David Hinton, "the first complete poetic sensibility in Chinese literature." This edition of The Selected Poems of Tu Fu is the only comprehensive selection of the poet's work currently available in English. While retaining a scholar's devotion to the text, Hinton has attempted "to recreate Tu Fu's poems as new systems of uncertainty." By reflecting all the ambiguity and density of the originals, he has created compelling English poems that significantly alter our conception of Chinese poetry. Included with the poems are the translator's introduction and translation principles. as well as a biography of Tu Fu; together these provide a fascinating portrait of a uniquely sensitive spirit during one of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811211000
(203mm x 137mm x 15mm)
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1989
Country of Publication: United States
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China's tradition of rivers-and-mountains poetry is the earliest and literary engagement with the idea of wilderness. This title treats a range of topics: comic domestic scenes, social protest, travelogue, reclusive sages, and mountain landscapes shaped into forms of enlightenment.
Selected Poems, Paperback (November 1990)
Tu Fu (712-770 AD) is China's greatest classical poet. He radically altered the poetry of the High Tang period; in addition to making formal innovations in language and structure, he extended the range of acceptable subject matter to include various aspects of public and private experience. This title presents his work in English.
Poems, Paperback (April 1973)» View all books by Tu Fu
Li Po and Tu Fu were devoted friends who are considered to be among China's greatest poets. Li Po, was an itinerant poet. His sheer escapism and joy is balanced by Tu Fu, who expresses the Confucian virtues of humanity and humility. Together they came to be spoken of as one - Li-Tu' - who covers the spectrum of human life, experience and feeling.
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Author Biography - Tu Fu
David Hinton's many translations of classical Chinese poetry and philosophy have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary texts that convey the actual texture and density of the originals. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1997, he received the Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. He lives in East Calais, Vermont.
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