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Crossing the yellow river : three hundred poems from the Chinese

Author: Sam Hamill
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 2000.
Series: New American translation series, vol. 13.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The most comprehensive survey of Chinese poetry in English by a single translator, Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese features a wealth of Chinese poetry from three millennia (330 B.C. to the 16th century). Sam Hamill has translated poems of love and longing, and those from the Ch'an and Taoist traditions, including seventy poems which appear here in English for the first time.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Uncorrected proofs (Printing)
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crossing the yellow river.
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 2000
(OCoLC)606456930
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Hamill
ISBN: 1880238977 9781880238974 1880238985 9781880238981
OCLC Number: 44046987
Description: 280 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: New American translation series, vol. 13.
Responsibility: translated and introduced by Sam Hamill, preface by W.S. Merwin.

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"The most comprehensive survey of Chinese poetry in English by a single translator, Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese features a wealth of Chinese poetry from three millennia (330 B.C. to the 16th century). Sam Hamill has translated poems of love and longing, and those from the Ch'an and Taoist traditions, including seventy poems which appear here in English for the first time.

He has also included the less-often translated social poems of Tu Fu, the poems and songs of Tzu Yeh and Li Ch'ing Chao as well as lyrical selections from Li Po, Shih Ching, Wang Wei, Su Tung-p'o and others. Hamill's Introduction provides the most definitive overview to date of the aesthetic impulses propelling Chinese poetry."--Jacket.

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