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By Tony Barnstone, Chou Ping

ISBN-10: 0385721986

ISBN-13: 9780385721981

Unequalled in scope and literary caliber, The Anchor e-book of chinese language Poetry spans 3 thousand years, bringing jointly greater than 600 poems via a couple of hundred thirty poets, in translations–many new and specific to the book–by an array of unusual translators.

Here is the grand sweep of chinese language poetry, from the Book of Songs–ancient people songs acknowledged to were accrued via 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 the entire approach as much as the twentieth-century poetry of Mao Zedong and the post—Cultural Revolution verse of the Misty poets. Encompassing the religious, philosophical, political, mystical, and erotic traces that experience emerged over millennia, this extensively consultant choice additionally contains a preface at the paintings of translation, a common advent to chinese language poetic shape, biographical headnotes for every of the poets, and concise essays at the dynasties that constitution the booklet. A landmark anthology, The Anchor publication of chinese language Poetry captures with outstanding variety and intensity the essence of China’s illustrious poetic culture.

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25 The Skidding of Tottie Coughdrop I walk the orchards. A winter fog loses my feet and the trunks so the apple limbs look snowflake, Rorschach, like the Chinese characters for: hope, love, swell times, Bruce Lee and Motherwell. January is barge, a slow lave. I’m standing point on a gondola greasing the grand canal of the Martian capital— Ohville—the dim sun grounds an easy line that I botch à la Buckner. Bruckner? —that’s expense-account music. Sorry, I’m a-chatter. I recall my grandfather, the orchardman, day before his death reply to his doctor’s request to perform just one more surgery— I already got the hook I guess the line and sinker don’t matter.

43 Walking with Planck The stars twinkle like pix of stars glacially downloading across the green screen of the Commodore 64. The cheddar cat curls like a snack. Her front paws hide her golden pips. Her tail sweeps the floor for blips. 44 What Is an Antidote? How warm is the water? In the sea by the hotel a teenage boy masturbates. How blue is the firmament? In the hotel under the sea the sky cannot invert the horizon. How loud is the tempest? In the hotel made from seashell the echoes of every guest haunt our liver pink halls.

Our favorite! A sign? You order a Cosmic Trance while I opt for a Compromised Stanislavski. Neat. “Never seek spontaneity with a scorecard,” you say. I see horns growing from the driftwood paneled walls. The bartender berates a rack of elk, he calls this— obtaining an echo. Let’s let our abdomens exult, Lucien croons. I turn to say, It’s pleasingly dull—but you are gone, gone, gone. Later I will find your key on the TV and a note lipstuck to the bedroom mirror: The Actress must never learn her part aloud.

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