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Poems
Author: Wang Wei

ISBN: 9780141398419
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 24 June 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.8
Description:
How can we escape from these earthly toils, Shake off the dust and leave the noise of the world And gently swinging a thorn stick Get home to the Peach Blossom Stream?'

Wang Wei (AD 699-761), who was writing during a golden age of poetry, is one of the greatest poets in Chinese literature. During his lifetime he survived several political upheavals, and drew inspiration from his solitary escapes to his country estate. A devoted Buddhist, his contemplative, lyrical and delicately observed verse affirms his belief in a whole natural order, but also reflect an unresolved conflict between his mystical side, and the worldly allure of life's pleasures.

Translated with an introduction by G. W. Robinson

About the Author

Wang Wei (699-761 CE) is one of the greatest poets of Chinese literature. He was a devoted Buddhist. G. W. Robinson had a classical education up to the age of nineteen. He served in the army for six years during the Second World War, during which time he learned Japanese, going on later to study classical Chinese and the ancient history of Japan. After a year in Japan, he was ...

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