Three Chinese Poets: Translations of Poems by Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu

Three Chinese Poets: Translations of Poems by Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu

by Vikram Seth, Li Bai, Du Fu
     
 

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The three T'ang dynasty poets translated here are among the greatest literary figures of China, or indeed the world. Responding differently to their common times, Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu crystallize the immense variety of China and the Chinese poetic tradition and, across a distance of twelve hundred years, move the reader as it is rare for even poetry to do.

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The three T'ang dynasty poets translated here are among the greatest literary figures of China, or indeed the world. Responding differently to their common times, Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu crystallize the immense variety of China and the Chinese poetic tradition and, across a distance of twelve hundred years, move the reader as it is rare for even poetry to do.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060950248
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Series:
Harper Perennial Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
755,960
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.21(d)

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Meet the Author

Vikram Seth has written acclaimed books in several genres: verse novel, The Golden Gate; travel book, From Heaven Lake; animal fables, Beastly Tales; epic fiction, A Suitable Boy. His most recent novel, An Equal Music, was published in 1999. He lives in England and India.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Delhi, India; and Salisbury, England
Date of Birth:
June 20, 1952
Place of Birth:
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Education:
B.A., Oxford University, 1975; M.A., Stanford University, MA 1978; Nanjing University Diploma, 1982

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