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Gathers poems about travel, nature, daily life, friendship, and exile by the eleventh-century Chinese poet, who wrote under the name Su Tung-p'o.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Copper Canyon Press (first published January 1st 1993)
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John Pedersen
Sep 15, 2007 John Pedersen rated it it was amazing
These poems, written by a Sung dynasty government functionary, are startlingly modern in tone. The translation by Burton Watson is clear and fresh which probably helps, but the concerns that Su Tung-P'o struggles with will be familiar to anyone almost 1000 years later; our place in a vast cosmos, the loneliness of traveling long distances, the comforts of spending time with friends, uncertainties about the future.
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Apr 16, 2013 Hunter Marston rated it liked it
has a lot of boring poems but a great many gems. and the gems are worth the read. over. and over. again.
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Jan 20, 2008 Mikael rated it really liked it
copper canyon press has got really bad quality jacket it warps
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