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Winter Sun: Poems

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Shi Zhi has been a major force in Chinese poetry since 1968, when several of his poems were circulated as secret handwritten manuscripts in the midst of China’s Cultural Revolution. He gave voice to the aspirations of dispirited youth, and although once relegated to obscurity, he is today celebrated as one of China’s most important cultural influences, having spawned the m ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 15th 2012 by University of Oklahoma Press
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Aug 25, 2015 Nicole~ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: china, poetry
Through so many sleepless nights he endured the torture of disease
Yet nurtured the poetic longing of solitude and indifference
An infant thought undergoes the trauma of birth
To finally cry out in an earth-shattering voice

- Shi Zhi ( Oh, Nietzsche, 2003)

In the late 1960s as Chinese people experienced national uncertainty, the disorientation of life, and loss of individual freedoms squashed under the ideology of the Cultural Revolution, the early poems of 20 year old Shi Zhi were secretively di
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Check Out the Poetic Voice of Shi Zhi, a contemporary of Bei Dao prominant during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, who after decades of obscurity in Chinese mental asylums is reemerging on the scene of modern Chinese poetry. In his "Winter Sun" he channels the Buddhist-Romantic sensibility of China’s ancient poetic tradition dating from Tang poets L
World Literature Today
"Winter Sun is a long-overdue collection of one of the leading figures in contemporary Chinese poetry." - Hua Li, Montana State University

This book was reviewed in the March 2013 issue of World Literature Today. Read the full review by visiting our website:
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