John Knoepfle and Wang Shouyi    

 

T’ang Dynasty Poems

Song Dynasty Poems

John Knoepfle and Wang Shouyi chose 74 poems from the T’ang Dynasty and 53 poems from the Song Dynasty for translation, which was a genuine collaboration. The poems are printed bilingually, Chinese beside English.

“The translations take the form of free verse displaying an array of elements of modernist poetry and avoiding traditional poetic conventions. They lack capitalization, punctuation, and prescribed line length . . . The use of plain poetic forms and fluid colloquial language generates a quick rhythm that corresponds to the high intensity rhythm of Western industrialized society.”—Zhao Ximmer, Foreign Language Study

T’ang Dynasty Poems
74 pages
$11.95 cloth
0-933180-84-5

Song Dynasty Poems
73 pages
$11.95 cloth
0-933180-85-3

 
     
     
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