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Chinese Lyricism: Shih Poetry from the Second to the Twelfth Century

by Watson, Burton (translator)

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good

New York , NY, U.S.A.: Columbia University Press, 1971. In the period from the 2nd to the 12th century, lyric poetry became the best known and most characteristic of Chinese poetic forms; this volume includes translations of about 200 poems, illustrating the most important formal, stylistic, and thematic developments in the growth of lyric poetry; an introduction explains some of the conventions, ambiguities, and linguistic difficulties in lyric poetry; critical, historical, or biographical material is provided in notes to particular poems or in brief essays relating to a group of poems (tan half cloth & striped paper over boards, small creases at ends of spine; blue dust jacket is rubbed along edges; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy; in stock & available for immediate shipment from an independent bookstore). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


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