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    DescriptionLi Po (A.D., 701-762) lived in T ang Dynasty China, but his influence has spanned the centuries: the pure lyricism of his poems has awed readers in China and Japan for over a millennium, and through Ezra Pound s translations, Li Po became central to the modernist revolution in the West. His work is suffused with Taoism and Ch an (Zen) Buddhism, but these seem not so much spiritual influences as the inborn form of his life."


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    Title
    The Selected Poems of Li Po
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) D. Hinton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 278 mm
    Height: 153 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811213233
    ISBN 10: 0811213234
    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
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES, CULT/ASIAN
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET040
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/CHINES, CULT/EASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: POE009000, POE008000
    B&T Approval Code: A24523020
    DC22: 895.1/13, 895.113
    DC21: 895.113
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PL2671 .A25 1996
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PL2671.A25
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    20 August 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    Li Po (A.D. 701-762) lived in T'ang Dynasty China, but his influence has spanned the centuries: the pure lyricism of his poems has awed readers in China and Japan for over a millennium, and through Ezra Pound's translations, Li Po became central to the modernist revolution in the West. His work is suffused with Taoism and Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism, but these seem not so much spiritual influences as the inborn form of his life. There is a set-phrase in Chinese referring to the phenomenon of Li Po: "Winds of the immortals, bones of the Tao". He moved through this world with an unearthly freedom from attachment, and at the same time belonged profoundly to the earth and its process of change. However ethereal in spirit, his poems remain grounded in the everyday experience we all share. He wrote 1200 years ago, half a world away, but in his poems we see our world transformed.