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The Selected Poems Of Tu Fu

by Tu Fu
$28.00
SKU 9780811228381

Translated by David Hinton

Tu Fu (712-770 C.E.) has for a millennium been widely considered the greatest poet in the Chinese tradition, and Hinton's original translation played a key role in developing that reputation in America. Most of Tu Fu's best poems were written in the last decade of his life, as an impoverished refugee fleeing the devastation of civil war. In the midst of these challenges, his always personal poems manage to combine a remarkable range of possibilities: elegant simplicity and great complexity, everyday life and grand historical drama, private philosophical depth and social engagement in a world consumed by war. Through it all, his is a wisdom that can only be called elemental, and his poems sound remarkably contemporary.

Paperback: 288 Pages
Product Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm
ISBN: 9780811228381

Published by New Directions Publishing