One Hundred Poems from the Chinese

One Hundred Poems from the Chinese

By Kenneth Rexroth (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811201803, 160pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 1971

Description
Thirty-five poems by Tu Fu make up the first part of this volume. The translator then moves on to the Sung Dynasty (10th-12th centuries) to give us a number of poets of that period, much of whose work was not previously available in English. Mei Yao Ch'en, Su Tung P'o, Lu Yu, Chu Hsi, Hsu Chao, and the poetesses Li Ch'iang Chao and Chu Shu Chen. There is a general introduction, biographical and explanatory notes on the poets and poems, and a bibliography of other translations of Chinese poetry.