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Cathay

Ezra Pound, Bai Li

Publisher: DigiCat

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Cathay, a groundbreaking collection, stands at the confluence of disparate literary traditions, offering a rare synthesis of Eastern and Western poetic sensibilities. This anthology is remarkable not just for its historical significance, but also for the varied literary styles it encompasses, bridging millennia-old Chinese poetry with early 20th-century Western modernist techniques. The collection is a testament to the universal nature of poetic expression, exploring themes of alienation, beauty, and the transient nature of life. Standout pieces within the anthology are notable for their eloquent simplicity and profound emotional depth, showcasing the editors' meticulous efforts in transcending cultural and linguistic barriers to bring these works to a wider audience. The contributing figures, Ezra Pound and Bai Li (Li Bai), bring together an astonishing array of historical, cultural, and literary movements. Pound's pioneering role in the modernist movement, combined with Bai Li's status as one of ancient China's most revered poets, creates an anthology that is as historically deep as it is wide-ranging. Their collective contribution enriches the anthology, inviting readers into a shared space where 8th-century China and 20th-century Western literary thought converge. Cathay is recommended for readers eager to explore the dialogues between Eastern and Western philosophical and aesthetic traditions. It presents a unique opportunity to navigate through a rich tapestry of human expression, rendered through the intricate interplay of poetic form and language. This anthology is essential reading for those who seek to understand the transcendental qualities of poetry that cross time and cultural boundaries, offering insights not only into the essence of poetic thought but also into the shared human condition that it reflects.
Available since: 05/29/2022.
Print length: 10 pages.

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