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The Book of Songs

The Book of Songs

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By (author) Arthur Waley

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  • Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 30mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 13 September 1996
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0802134777
  • ISBN 13: 9780802134776
  • Edition statement: Subsequent
  • Sales rank: 92,993

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One of the five Confucian classics, The Book of Songs (Shijing) is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature and the finest treasure of traditional songs left from antiquity. Where the other Confucian classics treat "outward things: deeds, moral precepts, the way the world works," as Stephen Owen tells us in his foreword, The Book of Songs is "the classic of the human heart and the human mind."

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Joseph R. Allen's new edition of The Book of Songs restores Arthur Waley's definitive English translations to the original order and structure of the two-thousand-year-old Chinese text. One of the five Confucian classics, The Book of Songs is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature and the finest treasure of traditional songs that antiquity has left us. Arthur Waley's translations, now supplemented by fifteen new translations by Allen, are superb; the songs speak to us across millennia with remarkable directness and power. Where the other Confucian classics treat "outward things, deeds, moral precepts, the way the world works", Stephen Owen tells us in his foreword, The Book of Songs is "the Classic of the human heart and the human mind".