Where the Sea Stands Still

Where the Sea Stands Still

by Yang Lian
     
 

ISBN-10: 1852244712

ISBN-13: 2901852244711

Pub. Date: 09/13/1999

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books

Before and since his enforced exile, Yang Lian has been one of the most innovative and influential poets in China. Unlike his contemporaries from the heady days of the Beijing Spring in the late 1970s - most of whom have either retreated into a very private poetry or stopped writing altogether - Yang Lian has gone on to forge a complex poetry whose themes are the…  See more details below

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Before and since his enforced exile, Yang Lian has been one of the most innovative and influential poets in China. Unlike his contemporaries from the heady days of the Beijing Spring in the late 1970s - most of whom have either retreated into a very private poetry or stopped writing altogether - Yang Lian has gone on to forge a complex poetry whose themes are the search for a Yeatsian mature wisdom, the accommodation of modernity within the ancient and book-haunted Chinese tradition, and a rapprochement between the literatures of East and West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901852244711
Publisher:
Bloodaxe Books
Publication date:
09/13/1999
Edition description:
BILINGUAL
Pages:
96

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Table of Contents

Spring, or a river's pain in your love11
Dreams, or each river's third bank13
Requiem, or river running back15
Darknesses17
Crow's proposition25
Eclipse of the moon27
House like shadow29
Ark31
Neighbours I33
Neighbours II33
Neighbours III35
Neighbours IV35
Neighbours V37
The composer's tower39
Dismal summer43
Stone on the windowsill45
Portrait afraid of the cold47
Violence in the forest49
A portrait's life51
Prison island53
Biography55
Broken foot that walks the wall63
Sea of dead lambs65
Museum windows carved with the names of different oceans67
The sky shifts69
Body of the world71
All the rooms that aren't there73
The Shore of Time 175
The Shore of Time 277
Purple81
Absence83
Perpendicular to the paper85
Bird book87
The shape of ghosts89
Snake tree93
Harvest97
The simplest thing99
Fiesta101
Park103
University105
Cement man107
Portrait of a medieval saint109
Opera111
Museum113
Metaphor115
Prehistory117
Space119
What ended121
The North123
The South125
Others that are not127
Looking back129
Glassblower131
Butterfly of revenge133
Brecht's last question135
Where the Sea Stands Still139
Whaur the deep sea devauls164
Translating Yang Lian173
Translator's acknowledgements189

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