- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Anchor; 1 edition (February 8, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385721986
- ISBN-13: 978-0385721981
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry: From Ancient to Contemporary, The Full 3000-Year Tradition 1st Edition
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Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry" spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations-many new and exclusive to the book-by an array of distinguished translators.
Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs-ancient folk songs said to have been collected by Confucius himself-and Laozi's Dao De Jing" to the vividly pictorial verse of Wang Wei, the romanticism of Li Po, the technical brilliance of Tu Fu, and all the way up to the twentieth-century poetry of Mao Zedong and the post--Cultural Revolution verse of the Misty poets. Encompassing the spiritual, philosophical, political, mystical, and erotic strains that have emerged over millennia, this broadly representative selection also includes a preface on the art of translation, a general introduction to Chinese poetic form, biographical headnotes for each of the poets, and concise essays on the dynasties that structure the book. A landmark anthology, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry" captures with impressive range and depth the essence of China's illustrious poetic tradition.
About the Author
Tony Barnstone is The Albert Upton Professor of English at Whittier College and the author of 17 books and a music CD. In addition to Pulp Sonnets, his books of poetry include Beast in the Apartment; Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, winner of the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry; The Golem of Los Angeles which won the the Poets Prize and the Benjamin Saltman Award in Poetry; Sad Jazz: Sonnets (Sheep Meadow Press); and Impure: Poems by Tony Barnstone. His selected poems Bestia en el Apartamento: Antología poética (1999-2012) appeared in a bilingual Spanish-English edition with Ediciones El Tucán de Virginia (Mexico City) in 2014. He is also a distinguished translator of Chinese poetry and literary prose and an editor of literary textbooks. His books in these areas include Chinese Erotic Poetry (Everyman);The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry (Anchor); Out of the Howling Storm: The New Chinese Poetry (Wesleyan); Laughing Lost in the Mountains: Poems of Wang Wei(University Press of New England); The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters(Shambhala, 1996); and the textbooks Literatures of Asia, Africa and Latin America, Literatures of Asia, and Literatures of the Middle East (all from Prentice Hall Publishers). In 2014 he published a bilingual (Spanish/English selected poems, Buda en Llamas: Antología poética (1999-2012) (Ediciones el Tucan de Virginia) and the anthology Dead and Undead Poems (Everyman Press). Among his awards are the Poets Prize, Grand Prize of the Strokestown International Poetry Festival, the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, the Benjamin Saltman Award in Poetry and the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry. His CD of folk rock/blues songs (in collaboration with singer-songwriters Ariana Hall and John Clinebell, based upon Tongue of War and titled Tokyo Burning) is available on Amazon.com and CD Baby.