The Rose of Time (Paperback)

New & Selected Poems (New Directions Paperbook #1160)

By Bei Dao, Eliot Weinberger (Editor)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811218481, 288pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

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this moment leads to the door of rebirth
the door opens to the sea
the rose of time
--Bei Dao

The Rose of Time: New & Selected Poems presents a glowing selection of poetry by contemporary China's most celebrated poet, Bei Dao. From his earliest work, Bei Dao developed a wholly original poetic language composed of mysterious and arresting images tuned to a distinctive musical key. This collection spans Bei Dao's entire writing life, from his first book to appear in English, The August Sleepwalker, published a year after the Tiananmen tragedy, to the increasingly interior and complex poems of Landscape Over Zero and Unlock, to new never-before-published work. This bilingual edition also includes a prefatory note by the poet, and a brief afterword by the editor Eliot Weinberger. A must-read book from a seminal poet who has been translated into over thirty languages.