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The book of songs : the ancient Chinese classic of poetry

Author: Arthur Waley
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [1987]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the Five Confucian Classics, The Book of Songs is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature ... Confucius and his followers used the songs as texts for moral instruction and examples of the highest wisdom. They are the wellspring of Chinese poetry, the inspiration for important strains in Eastern philosophy, and the source of much of the allegorical imagery in Chinese art."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Waley
ISBN: 0802130216 9780802130211
OCLC Number: 15365027
Notes: "An Evergreen book"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xxiv, 358 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Shi jing.
Responsibility: translated from the Chinese by Arthur Waley.

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"One of the Five Confucian Classics, The Book of Songs is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature ... Confucius and his followers used the songs as texts for moral instruction and examples of the highest wisdom. They are the wellspring of Chinese poetry, the inspiration for important strains in Eastern philosophy, and the source of much of the allegorical imagery in Chinese art."--Back cover.

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