ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Poetry / Asian / Chinese

Chinese Rhyme-Prose

| £13.29 | €14.95 | Ca$21.56 | Au$21.28
by Burton Watson
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Chinese Rhyme-Prose by Burton Watson

Selected as one of the sixty-five masterpieces for the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works

The fu, or rhyme-prose, is a major poetic form in Chinese literature, most popular between the 2nd century b.c. and 6th century a.d. Unlike what is usually considered Chinese poetry, it is a hybrid of prose and rhymed verse, more expansive than the condensed lyrics, verging on what might be called Whitmanesque. The thirteen long poems included here are descriptions of and meditations on such subjects as mountains and abandoned cities, the sea and the wind, owls and goddesses, partings and the idle life.

Burton Watson is universally considered the foremost English-language translator of classical Chinese and Japanese literature for the past five decades. Gary Snyder calls him a "great and graceful scholar," and Robert Aitken has written that "Burton Watson is a superb translator because he knows what literature is." Here his seemingly effortless translations are accompanied by a comprehensive introduction to the development and characteristics of the fu form, as well as excerpts from contemporary commentary on the genre. A path-breaking study of pre-modern Chinese literature and an essential volume for poetry readers, the book has been out of print for decades. For this edition, Lucas Klein has provided a preface that considers both the fu form and Watson's extraordinary work as a whole.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 667347

Ebook Details
Pages: 172
Size: 2.0 MB
Publisher: New York Review Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9789629969301 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

Territory Restrictions
This ebook will NOT be sold to customers with a billing address in:
American Samoa, Canada, Guam, Hong Kong, Micronesia (Federated States of), Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Poetry > Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Nonfiction > Poetry > Anthologies (multiple authors)
Nonfiction > Poetry > Asian > Chinese

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Literary Criticism > Asian
Nonfiction > Philosophy > Eastern
Nonfiction > Religion > Confucianism
Nonfiction > Literary Collections > Asian
Nonfiction > Religion > Taoism
Nonfiction > Religion
Nonfiction > Religion > Philosophy
Nonfiction > Social Science
Nonfiction > Poetry > Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Nonfiction > Poetry > Anthologies (multiple authors)
Nonfiction > Poetry > Asian > Chinese

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016