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Hinton, David 1954-

Works: 53 works in 292 publications in 3 languages and 10,758 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Romance films  Historical films  Epic films  Sacred books  Quotations  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Author, Director, Editor, Restager , pma, Performer, Film editor, Producer
Classifications: PL2478, 299.51482
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Most widely held works about David Hinton
Most widely held works by David Hinton
Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary: Traces the filming of the Gone with the Wind, from its inception to its Atlanta premiere in December of 1939. Includes interviews of survivors of the experience, film trivia, and "test" clips-- a montage of screen tests of the many actresses considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara, ranging from front-runner Paulette Goddard to "not-a-chancers" such as Lana Turner. Produced by David Selznick's sons, and written by iconoclastic movie historian David Thomson
The selected poems of Wang Wei by Wei Wang( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wang Wei (701-761 C.E.) is often spoken of, with his contemporaries Li Po and Tu Fu, as one of the three greatest poets in China's 3,000-year poetic tradition. Of the three, Wang was the consummate master of the short imagistic landscape poem that came to typify classical Chinese poetry. He developed a nature poetry of resounding tranquility wherein deep understanding goes far beyond the words on the page--a poetics that can be traced to his assiduous practice of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. But in spite of this philosophical depth, Wang is not a difficult poet. Indeed, he may be the most immediately appealing of China's great poets, and in Hinton's masterful translations he sounds utterly contemporary. Many of his best poems are incredibly concise, composed of only twenty words, and they often turn on the tiniest details: a bird's cry, a splinter of light on moss, an egret's wingbeat. Such imagistic clarity is not surprising since Wang was also one of China's greatest landscape painters (see cover illustration). This is a breathtaking poetry, one that in true Zen fashion renders the ten thousand things of this world in such a way that they empty the self even as they shimmer with the clarity of their own self-sufficient identity."--Publisher's website
The selected poems of Tu Fu by Fu Du( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected poems of Li Po by Bai Li( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a set-phrase in Chinese referring to the phenomenon of Li Po: "Winds of the immortals, bones of the Tao." He moved through this world with an unearthly freedom from attachment, and at the same time belonged profoundly to the earth and its process of change. However ethereal in spirit, his poems remain grounded in the everyday experience we all share. He wrote 1200 years ago, half a world away, but in his poems we see our world transformed
The analects (Lun yü) by Confucius( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Analects, or Lun Yu, represents the primary surviving source for the teachings of Confucius, the most influential sage in human history. The book's defining characteristic is its form -- brief aphoristic fragments, each appearing with little supporting context
The late poems of Meng Chiao by Jiao Meng( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late in life, Meng Chiao (a.d. 751-814) developed an experimental poetry of virtuosic beauty, a poetry that anticipated landmark developments in the modern Western tradition by a millennium. With the T'ang Dynasty crumbling, Meng's later work employed surrealist and symbolist techniques as it turned to a deep introspection. This is truly major work, work that may be the most radical in the Chinese tradition. And though written more than a thousand years ago, it is remarkably fresh and contemporary
Classical Chinese poetry : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of nearly five hundred classical Chinese poems edited and translated into English by David Hinton
Forms of distance by Beidao( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Chinese and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bilingual collection of poems by a Chinese dissident. "The world's agents of freedom / entered me into their computer / an alien voice sneaking into the dictionary / a dissident / perhaps a form of distance from the world." By the author of Old Snow
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is not only the single most important text in Chinese spirituality, it is probably the most influential spiritual text in human history. In the past, virtually all translations of this text have been produced either by sinologists having little poetic facility in English, or writers having no ability to read the original Chinese. David Hinton's fluency in ancient Chinese and his award-winning poetic ability combine both of these essential qualifications. Together, they allow a breathtaking new translation that reveals how remarkably current and even innovative this text is after 2500 years."--Back cover
Mountain home : the wilderness poetry of ancient China by Wang Wei( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China's tradition of "rivers-and-mountains" poetry stretches across millennia, representing the earliest and most extensive literary engagement with wilderness in human history. It is a plain-spoken poetry of immediate day-to-day experience, and yet seems most akin to China's grand landscape paintings. Although its wisdom is ancient, rooted in Taoist and Ch'an (Zen) thought, this work feels utterly contemporary, especially as rendered here in David Hinton's wonderful and accessible translations." "The rivers-and-mountains tradition embraces a remarkable range of topics: comic domestic scenes, social protest, travelogue, and sage recluses shaping mountain landscapes into forms of enlightenment. But throughout that range, these poems articulate the experience of living as an organic part of the natural world. And in an age of global ecological disruption and mass extinction, this tradition grows more urgently and universally important by the day." "Mountain Home begins with an introduction, which explains China's vision of wilderness as the fundamental cosmological model of reality. The poems follow the rivers-and-mountains tradition from its origins in the 5th century C.E. through the Sung Dynasty (13th century), the period during which it opened all of its possibilities. The development of this tradition is traced in concise introductions to each of the nineteen poets translated. As wilderness is the heart of Chinese poetry, this group includes virtually all of ancient China's greatest poets. Indeed, this may well be the finest general collection of ancient Chinese poetry available in English. These breathtaking translations offer a new poetry that will charm and inform not just readers of poetry, but also the large communities interested in environmental awareness or Chinese spirituality."--BOOK JACKET
The selected poems of Po Chü-I by Juyi Bai( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Po Chu-i (772-846 C.E.) is the quintessential Chinese poet. For although clear thought and depth of wisdom inform the work of all major Chinese poets (as opposed to the complexity and virtuosity often valued in the West), Po makes clarity itself his particular vision
The mountain poems of Hsieh Ling-yün by Lingyun Xie( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape over zero by Beidao( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Ching : the book of change by David Hinton( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a radically new translation and interpretation of the I Ching, David Hinton strips this ancient Chinese masterwork of the usual apparatus and discovers a deeply poetic and philosophical text. Teasing out an elegant vision of the cosmos as ever-changing yet harmonious, Hinton reveals the seed from which Chinese philosophy, poetry, and painting grew. Although it was and is widely used for divination, the I Ching is also a book of poetic philosophy, deeply valued by artists and intellectuals, and Hinton's translation restores it to its original lyrical form. Previous translations have rendered the I Ching as a divination text full of arcane language and extensive commentary. Though informative, these versions rarely hint at the work's philosophical heart, let alone its literary beauty. Here, Hinton translates only the original stratum of the text, revealing a fully formed work of literature in its own right. The result is full of wild imagery, fables, aphorisms, and stories. Acclaimed for the eloquence of his many translations of ancient Chinese poetry and philosophy, Hinton has reinvented the I Ching as an exciting contemporary text at once primal and postmodern."
At the sky's edge : poems 1991-1996 by Beidao( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain poems of Meng Hao-jan by Haoran Meng( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meng Hao-jan (689-740 C.E.) is generally considered to be one of China's most important poets, but there has never been an edition of his work in English. Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism was coming to maturity and becoming widely practiced among the intelligentsia of China. Ch'an not only clarified anew the spiritual ecology of early Taoist thought, it also emphasized the old Taoist idea that deep understanding lies beyond words. In poetry, this gave rise to a much more distilled language, especially in its concise imagism, which opened new inner depths, non-verbal insights, and outright enigma. It was i
The four Chinese classics : Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, Mencius by David Hinton( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the mid-nineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single translator. Hinton's award-winning experience translating a wide range of ancient Chinese poets makes these books sing in English as never before. But these new versions are not only inviting and immensely readable, they also apply much-needed consistency to key philosophical terms in these texts, lending structural links and philosophical rigor heretofore unavailable in English. Breathing new life into these originary classics, Hinton's new translations will stand as the definitive texts for our era. Perhaps the most broadly influential spiritual text in human history, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the source of Taoist philosophy, which eventually developed into Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. Equally influential in the social sphere, Confucious' Analects is the source of social wisdom in China. The Chuang Tzu is the wild and wacky prose complement to the Tao Te Ching. And with its philosophical story-telling, the Menicius adds depth and complexity to Confucius' vision
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The selected poems of Wang WeiThe selected poems of Tu FuThe selected poems of Li PoThe analects (Lun yü)The late poems of Meng ChiaoClassical Chinese poetry : an anthologyForms of distanceTao te ching