A Little Primer of Tu Fu PDF ePub eBook

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A Little Primer of Tu Fu free pdf The deepest and most varied of the Tang Dynasty poets, Tu Fu (Du Fu) is, in the words of David Hinton, the "first complete poetic sensibility in Chinese literature." First published in 1967, this book presents thirty-five Chinese poems with a pinyin transliteration, a character-by-character translation, and commentaries on the subject, form, and historical background. Hawkes gives us a nuts-and-bolts account of how the poems of one of the world's greatest poets are constructed. It's an irresistible challenge for readers to invent their own translations.

About David Hawkes

Tu Fu (712-770) lived during a time when the Tang Dynasty was wracked by war and mass dislocation and starvation. A minor bureaucrat, a refugee, and a political exile, he wavered between the Confucian ideal of serving his country and the Taoist dream of a hermitage in nature. He lived both. David Hawkes (1923-2009) was for many years a Professor of Chinese and later a Research Fellow at Oxford University. His translations included the 2nd- century anthology, The Songs of the South, and a magisterial multi-volume version of Cao Xueqin's 18th-century novel, The Story of the Stone (The Dream of the Red Chamber), considered by many to be the greatest translation into English of Chinese prose.

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Author : David Hawkes
Publisher : The New York Review of Books, Inc
Data Published :
ISBN : 962996659X
EAN : 9789629966591
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 290 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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