Selected Poems of Du Fu (Translations from the Asian Classics) (Hardcover)

Selected Poems of Du Fu (Translations from the Asian Classics) By Burton Watson (Translator) Cover Image
By Burton Watson (Translator)


Du Fu (712-777) has been called China's greatest poet, and some call him the greatest nonepic, nondramatic poet whose writings survive in any language. Du Fu excelled in a great variety of poetic forms, showing a richness of language ranging from elegant to colloquial, from allusive to direct. His impressive breadth of subject matter includes intimate personal detail as well as a great deal of historical information--which earned him the epithet "poet-historian." Some 1,400 of Du Fu's poems survive today, his fame resting on about one hundred that have been widely admired over the centuries. Preeminent translator Burton Watson has selected 127 poems, including those for which Du Fu is best remembered and lesser-known works.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780231128285
ISBN-10: 0231128282
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: March 17th, 2003
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics