[This book is written in both English and Chinese.]
This work brings to English the works of Ch'u Yuan, China's first great poet. Ch'u Yuan and his writings have attracted world-wide attention through the translations of Chinese and Western writers. In this volume, Sun Ta-yu (Dayu) has attempted and succeeded in giving it a poetic flavor all its own that reproduces the archaic and yet vigorous style of the original. Because Sun Ta-yu has devoted so much of his time and energy to the study and translation of Ch'u Yuan's poetry, there develops an intellectual as well as an emotional affinity between the ancient poet and the living.