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The Poet Li Po AD 701-762 - Journey through Tang Dynasty's lyrical landscapes and poetic depths - cover

The Poet Li Po AD 701-762 - Journey through Tang Dynasty's lyrical landscapes and poetic depths

Arthur Waley, Bai Li

Publisher: Good Press

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In 'The Poet Li Po, A.D. 701-762', readers are introduced to a compelling anthology that celebrates the work of one of the most revered poets in Chinese literature, Li Po (also known as Li Bai). This collection explores a rich tapestry of themes ranging from nature's tranquility to the profound depths of human emotion, all through the lens of Li Po's signature lyrical and oftentimes whimsical style. The anthology stands out for its careful curation by Arthur Waley, whose translations breathe new life into Li Po's poetry, making it accessible to a wider audience without sacrificing the elegance and depth of the original texts. This collection is not only a literary feast but also a historical voyage that encapsulates the essence of Tang Dynasty poetry. The backgrounds of Arthur Waley, a renowned translator of Chinese and Japanese literature, and Li Po, a celebrated figure whose works have transcended centuries, provide a fascinating intersection of scholarly pursuit and poetic genius. Waley's deep understanding of Asian cultures and literary traditions, combined with Li Po's profound and timeless poetic expressions, offer an extraordinary exploration of themes that resonate across temporal and geographic boundaries. This convergence breathes life into the anthology, making it an exemplary representation of how historical and cultural contexts shape literary narratives. 'The Poet Li Po, A.D. 701-762' is an exquisite anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the rich landscape of Chinese poetry. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the diverse thematic terrains and emotive depth of Li Po's work, all while engaging with Waley's meticulous and insightful translations. This collection is a must-read for those seeking to deepen their appreciation of world literature, historical poetry, and the art of translation. Through its pages, readers will encounter a world where poetry serves as both a mirror to the soul and a bridge across time, uniting past and present in a shared experience of beauty and humanity.
Available since: 11/22/2019.
Print length: 24 pages.

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