Mountain Home: The Wilderness Poetry of Ancient China

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The earliest and most extensive literary engagement with wilderness in human history, Mountain Home is vital poetry that feels utterly contemporary.

Mountain Home collects poems form 5th through 13th century China and includes the poets Li Po, Po Chü-I and Tu Fu. The "rivers-and-mountains" tradition covers a remarkable range of topics: comic domestic scenes, social protest, travel, sage recluses, and mountain landscapes shaped into forms of enlightenment. And within this range, ...

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Overview

The earliest and most extensive literary engagement with wilderness in human history, Mountain Home is vital poetry that feels utterly contemporary.

Mountain Home collects poems form 5th through 13th century China and includes the poets Li Po, Po Chü-I and Tu Fu. The "rivers-and-mountains" tradition covers a remarkable range of topics: comic domestic scenes, social protest, travel, sage recluses, and mountain landscapes shaped into forms of enlightenment. And within this range, the poems articulate the experience of living as an organic part of the natural world and its processes. In an age of globel ecological disruption and mass extinction, this tradition grows more urgently important every day. Mountain Home offers poems that will charm and inform not just readers of poetry, but also the large community of readers who are interested in environmental awareness

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811216241
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 318,698
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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