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Barnstone, Tony

Overview
Works: 31 works in 92 publications in 3 languages and 4,572 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Literatures  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PL2658.E3, 895.11008
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tony Barnstone
The Anchor book of Chinese poetry( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations-many new and exclusive to the book-by an array of distinguished translators. Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs-ancient folk songs said to have been collected by 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 all the way up to the twentieth-century poetry of Mao Zedong and the post--Cultural Revolution verse of the Misty poets. The book also includes a preface on the art of translation, a general introduction to Chinese poetic form, biographical headnotes for each of the poets, and concise essays on the dynasties that structure the book. [from publisher description]
Laughing lost in the mountains : poems of Wang Wei by Wei Wang( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and German and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The largest selection from the work of Wang Wei (circa 699-761), one of the finest poets in China's long literary history, is offered here in accessible and definitive translations. Wang Wei is among the three most important Chinese poets (with Li Po and Tu Fu) and wrote during the Tang Dynasty, the pinnacle of Chinese literary achievement. Though widely known to Western readers, his work has never before been presented in such a comprehensive volume in English. The 171
Out of the howling storm : the new Chinese poetry : poems by Bei Dao [and others]( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of writing : teachings of the Chinese masters by Tony Barnstone( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Arabic and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Chinese regarded the written word as a transformative force able to move heaven and earth and unite the reader with the source of all things, the Tao. The power of writing, especially poetry, is celebrated here in short texts that present both practical instruction and spiritual insight: Lu Ji's essay in verse, "The Art of Writing," reveals the inner process every writer must go through in preparing for the creative act. Sikong Tu's "Twenty-four Styles of Poetry" teaches that poets must perfect themselves internally in order to achieve perfection in what they write. "Poets' Jade Splinters" contains aphoristic prescriptions and humorous anecdotes about poetry, poets, and the rules of composition. Assorted commentaries and critical evaluations focus on Chinese lyrical poetry
Chinese erotic poems( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatures of the Middle East : from antiquity to the present( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text ... gathers together a ... selection of representative, authoritative writings - spanning antiquity to the present. It combines extensive introductions, headnotes, and bibliographies with ... literary translations of ... contemporary and classic writers.-Back cover. In addition to literary texts, [this book] includes selections from religious and philosophical texts that have literary merit, such as the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Gnostic and other intertestamental scriptures, and the Quran, as well as Sufi poems and teaching stories.-Pref
Poems dead and undead( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In time for Halloween: a one-of-a-kind hardcover collection of poems from ancient times to the present about ghosts, zombies, and vampires. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POETS. This selection of poems from across the ages brings to life a staggering array of zombies, ghosts, vampires, and devils. Our culture's current obsession with zombies and vampires is only the latest form of a fascination with crossing the boundary between the living and the dead that has haunted humans since we first began writing. The poetic evidence gathered here ranges from ancient Egyptian inscriptions and the Mesopotamian epic Gilgamesh to the Greek bard Homer, and from Shakespeare and Milton and Keats to Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe. Here too are terrifying apparitions from a host of more recent poets, from T.S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath to Rita Dove and Billy Collins, from Allen Ginsberg and H.P. Lovecraft to Mick Jagger and Shel Silverstein. The result is a delightfully entertaining volume of spine-tingling poems for fans of horror and poetry both"--
Impure by Tony Barnstone( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatures of Asia, Africa, and Latin America : from antiquity to the present( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sad jazz : sonnets by Tony Barnstone( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monster verse : poems human and inhuman( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An anthology of poems from around the world and across the ages about monsters and fantastical creatures"--
Literatures of Asia : from antiquity to the present( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tongue of war : from Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki by Tony Barnstone( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These poems, many written in forms such as the sonnet, are inspired by historical situations and accounts--letters, oral histories, news reports, etc.--of individuals from both sides of the Pacific theater of World War II, including the home fronts"--Provided by publisher
Beast in the Apartment : poems by Tony Barnstone( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulp sonnets : poems by Tony Barnstone( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golem of Los Angeles : by Tony Barnstone( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are sexy, slangy, funny poems, and strangely enough many of the sexiest and slangiest of them are sonnets or villanelles. In addition to the personal poems, the many narrative poems here bring to life the dead of the Holocaust, the heroin addict who gets a job in Beijing so he can't get the drug, the Arab dhow captain off the coast of Kenya, and the physicist studying neutrinos at the South Pole. --Tony Barnstone
The poetics of the Machine Age : William Carlos Williams and technological modernism by Tony Barnstone( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Carlos Williams had a conflicted relationship to technology, ranging from technological utopianism to deep pessimism. The Poetics of the Machine Age: William Carlos Williams and Technological Modernism places Williams's utopianism and pessimism into the larger context of the Machine Age, discussing the relationship between Williams's poetics and the modernist debate between positivists and humanists, the graphic revolution in the advertising industry due to new technologies of mass-reproduction, and the cultural discourses surrounding engineering, industrial design, and war technology. The products of technology were fetishized in early consumer culture as the quintessential manifestations of "the new," and so Williams, himself ideologically committed to an avant-garde poetics of perpetual innovation, was led to embrace technology in his poetry. Often, in fact, he used automobiles, bridges, skyscrapers, advertisements, and bombs as analogues for the poem itself However, Williams was equally aware that his poet's love for the technological was not generally reciprocated by scientific appreciation for poetry. And he was further aware that technology was associated with commerce, science, government, and a crass consumer culture of materialism, all of which he saw as inimical forces in modernist American culture. Thus his poems and essays are often critical of the same technologies that he elsewhere strives to equate with poetry. These two strains of his thought are synthesized through his belief in a religion of art, in which Williams presents a mythology of renewal through the creative process. Though technology releases futurist energies that destroy the old and make way for the new, it is the artist alone, according to this ideology, that retains the ability to convert those energies to personal and cultural renewal. However, the process of continual innovation by its very nature threatens to undermine the value of past creations, and to make new creations quickly obsolete. It is only by positing a universal, unchanging essence in the world that the poem incarnates, and by valorizing creativity as an ultimate value, that Williams is able to redeem the poem from the endless cycle of innovation
Naked magic : poems by Tony Barnstone( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of X.J. Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets' jade splinters : edited by Wei Qingzhi by Tony Barnstone( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Anchor book of Chinese poetry
Alternative Names
Barnstone Anthony Dimitrios

Languages
English (76)

Arabic (1)

German (1)

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Laughing lost in the mountains : poems of Wang WeiOut of the howling storm : the new Chinese poetry : poems by Bei Dao [and others]The art of writing : teachings of the Chinese mastersChinese erotic poemsLiteratures of the Middle East : from antiquity to the presentImpureLiteratures of Asia, Africa, and Latin America : from antiquity to the presentSad jazz : sonnets