J. D. Schmidt's Harmony Garden: The Life, Literary Criticism, and Poetry of PDF

By J. D. Schmidt

ISBN-10: 0700715258

ISBN-13: 9780700715251

ISBN-10: 1138863416

ISBN-13: 9781138863415

this is often the 1st entire examine of China's preferred eighteenth-century poet in any Western language. The paintings comprises a close biography, a research of Yuan's innovative reinterpretation of chinese language literary idea, and an research of his many contributions to the extra unique genres of Qing-dynasty (1644-1911) poetry akin to narrative, old, didactic, eccentric, and nature verse. The examine is concluded through a beneficiant and consultant sampling of Yuan's poetry in translation, the 1st to do justice to the big variety and richness of his oeuvre. even though many shorter poems are chosen, this is often the 1st translation to incorporate his striking longer poetry.
Harmony Garden will thoroughly revise present attitudes within the west bearing on classical Chines literature through the eighteenth century, a interval that was once lengthy seen as one in all decline, yet now appears to be like to equivalent the golden a long time of antiquity.

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