Replies to Wang Wei: Poemsby Barry Gifford, Donald S. Ellis
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Barry Gifford, author of the novels Wild at Heart, Night People, Perdita Durango and, most recently, Wyoming, presents us with a collection of gems, poems mostly in the Chinese manner, fashioned as a response to the work of the great poet of the T'ang dynasty, Wang Wei.
Along with these "replies" are a series of "Chinese Notes," "Persimmons: Poems for Paintings" and "Poems from Snail Hut," each section containing new and collected work.
Gifford is one of the few American poets read and revered in China and Japan, where critics and writers extol his Eastern sensibility. It is no surprise that the internationally-renowned classical composer, Toru Takemitsu, chose him, on the basis of his poetry, to write the libretto for his only opera.
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