The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century (Translations from the Asian Classics)

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9780231056823: The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century (Translations from the Asian Classics)

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The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry presents translations of more than 420 poems by 96 poets drawn from the great ages of Chinese poetry. It includes selections from the Book of Odes, the oldest anthology of Chinese poetry compiled around the seventh century B.C., and covers the succeeding generations down to the end of the Sung dynasty in A.D. 1279. A general introduction discusses the major characteristics and forms of traditional Chinese poetry, while introductory essays to the individual chapters outline the history of poetic development in China over the centuries

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This anthology covers an immense variety of different poets, spanning twenty-three centuries. In Watson's skilled hands, they all become accessible, intelligible, and highly readable. This is surely a great achievement.

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