The Selected Poems of Tu Fu: Expanded and Newly Translated by David Hinton

Tu Fu (Author) David Hinton (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
February 25, 2020
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811228381

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About the Author

Tu Fu (712-770) was a Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. His poetry prominently features themes of morality and history, and is known for its adherence to strict structural forms. Tu Fu lived during the devastating An Lushan Rebellion and this experience was reflected in his later work.
DAVID HINTON's original Selected Poems of Tu Fu was the first full-length verse translation of Tu Fu published in America. The author also of singular books of essays and poetry, Hinton has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, numerous N.E.A. and N.E.H fellowships, both major awards given for poetry translation in the United States, and a lifetime achievement award by The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Reviews

David Hinton is the best English-language translator of classical Chinese poetry we have, and have had for decades. A magician's grace glows through all of the poems, a grace and ease uncommonly found, uncommonly masterful.--Citation from the Thornton Wilder Lifetime Achievement Award (American Academy of Arts and Letters)
Tu Fu said 'A poet's ideas are noble and simple.' But Tu Fu does not seem so simple to us. His richly-layered work is well represented in these crisp translations. The background notes are invaluable. One of the world's finest poets is made available here.--Gary Snyder
Tu Fu is the greatest non-epic, non-dramatic poet who has survived in any language.--Kenneth Rexroth