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The Works Of Li Po: The Chinese Poet (1922)

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 27th 2009 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1922)
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Laura
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Older translation

If you choose to buy this book on kindle you're probably doing so for its brevity and low price. Just be warned, this is a translation from the 1910s so the poems don't land as well as newer translations (although most are still good) and the poems aren't given sufficient context in the book itself-- you have to have a passing knowledge of Tang dynasty history, Chinese geography, and mythology of the period. A newer edition of Li Po's poetry will provide a more complete read.
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Solita
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read this because I wanted to acquaint myself with Li Po, because every poet I respect (it seems) knows about Li Po. This book has biographical information, historical background, the poems, as well as explanations regarding historical data and myths used in the poems.

I'll bet in his own language the poetry offers much, much more, because translations never quite get there. But these particular translations were lovely.
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all the birds have flown up and gone;
a lonely cloud floats leisurely by
we never tire of looking at each other-
only the mountain and i...
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Some of the most romantic and humorous poetry I've known. Li Bai was romantic alcoholic that loved women and life. A must for anyone wanting to learn about this era during the Tang dynasty. ...more
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Date of Birth: ca. 701 A.D.
Date of Death: ca. 762 A.D.

This is a Chinese name. The family name is Li.

Li Bai (Li Pai; Chinese: 李白; pinyin: Lǐ Bái; Wade–Giles: Li Pai), also known as Li Bo (or Li Po; pinyin: Lǐ Bó; Wade–Giles: Li Po) was a Chinese poet. He was part of the group of Chinese scholars called the "Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup" in a poem by fellow poet Du Fu. Li Po is often regarded, al
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I’ll make bold to ask the moon
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She dances in yon shining ripple,
And when I sing, my festive song,
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