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    DescriptionOne 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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    Title
    The Book of Songs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arthur Waley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802134776
    ISBN 10: 0802134777
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, POL000000, POE009000
    DC22: 895.11108
    B&T Approval Code: A24523020
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 895.11108
    DC22: 895.1/1108
    LC classification: PL2478 .F813 1996
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Edition statement
    Subsequent
    Publisher
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    13 September 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    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".