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Description - Desert by David Hinton

David Hinton's poetic sense shines so brightly through his translations of the Chinese poets and in his transcendent prose that one assumes he must write his own verse--and he has indeed been doing so for years, sharing it informally at readings and among his students. Here at last is a collection of Hinton's poetry. The poems sing with his own very distinctive voice, which inevitably echoes the voices of the Chinese classic poets he knows so deeply. The poems in this collection relate to the title--Desert--both literally and figuratively, giving voice to the experience of spending time in places of physical challenge, desolation, and beauty, and also going deeper to the themes of the relative and absolute that dominate Hinton's work overall, as experienced in desert as a place where one is confronted by such ultimate matters in a way that touches the heart and mind profoundly.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781611805932
ISBN-10: 1611805937
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Hinton

DAVID HINTON is one of the most lauded modern translators of Chinese poetry and of the Chinese philosophical classics. He has won numerous awards for his translations, and has published more than eighteen books, among them translations of the Tao Te Ching, the Chuang Tzu, the poems of Li Po, and his monumental Classical Chinese Poetry- An Anthology. Apart from his translations, he is the author of Hunger Mountain, Existence- A Story, and The Wilds of Poetry.

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