Ezra Pound's

Ezra Pound's "Cathay"

by Wai-lim Yip


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Ezra Pound's "Cathay" by Wai-lim Yip

Wai-lim Yip's study of Ezra Pound’s translation of the difficult Cathay poems also includes a discussion of the problems of translation from Chinese in general, and the effort by Pound in these poems in particular. Mr. Yip links Pound’s principles of translation to his late pre-Raphaelite background, and shows in considerable detail his techniques in translating the Cathay poems.

Originally published in 1969.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691621739
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library Series
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Preface, pg. vii
  • Acknowledgments, pg. xi
  • Contents, pg. xii
  • Introduction, pg. 1
  • 1. The Chinese Poem: Some Aspects of the Problem of Syntax in Translation, pg. 8
  • 2. Precision Or Suggestion: Pre-Cathay Obsessions, pg. 34
  • 3. His "Maestria" In Translation: Limitations And Breakthrough, pg. 70
  • 4. In Search Of Forms Of Consciousness, pg. 102
  • Appendix 1. From The Fenollosa Notebooks, pg. 169
  • Appendix 2. Cathay Retranslated, pg. 181
  • Selected Bibliography, pg. 233
  • Indexes, pg. 251

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