Notes on the Mosquito: Selected Poems

(Author) (Translator)
Backorder

Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
6.06 X 9.0 X 0.76 inches | 0.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811219877
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

XI CHUAN, born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province in 1963 and raised in Beijing, is one of China's most celebrated poets, essayists, and literary translators. Among the numerous prizes and honors he has received are the national Lu Xun Prize for Literature, the Cikada Prize for poetry in Sweden, and the Tokyo Poetry Prize in Japan. He is a professor at the International Writing Center at Beijing Normal University.
LUCAS KLEINis a father, writer, and translator, and an associate professor of Chinese at Arizona State University. In addition to Xi Chuan he has translated contemporary Chinese poets Mang Ke and Duo Duo as well as medieval Chinese poet Li Shangyin.

Reviews

Xi Chuan is one of the most influential poets in contemporary China.
What unites his lyric poems and his essay-poems is that they all carry a sense of the world's plenitude -- evoked so gorgeously in a poem like "South Xinjiang Notes" -- and of the world's puzzlement. The plenitude is itself bewildering (what to make of the Turkic Muslims he runs into in beautiful South Xinjiang?) and the bewilderment has a certain beauty.