Li Shang-yin


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Qinyang, China
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Li Shangyin (c. 813–858), courtesy name Yishan (義山), was a Chinese poet of the late Tang Dynasty, born in Henei (now Qinyang, Henan). Along with Li He, he was much admired and "rediscovered" in the 20th century by young Chinese writers for the imagist quality of his poems. He is particularly famous for his tantalizing "no title" (無題) poems.
Li Shangyin's career was rough, and he never obtained a high position, either because of factional disputes, or because of his association with Liu Fen (劉蕡), a prominent opponent of the eunuchs.
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Li Shangyin

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Chuva Na Primavera E Outros...

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Five T'ang Poets

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Poems of the Late T'ang

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Antologia da Poesia Clássic...

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Poetry Pamphlets  13-16

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Escrito Sobre Jade - Poesia...

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The Poetry of Li Shang-yin

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“Literature endures like the universal spirit,
And its breath becomes a part of the vitals of all men.”
Li Shang-yin

“And a moment that ought to have lasted for ever
Has come and gone before I knew.”
Li Shang-yin

“On the surface, I seem to be glad of new people;
But doomed to leave old friends behind me,
I cry out from my heart for Shin-Fêng wine
To melt away my thousand woes.”
Li Shangyin

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