Item #321347 The Life of Tu Fu. Eliot Weinberger.

The Life of Tu Fu

New Directions, April 2024. Paper Back. New. Item #321347
ISBN: 0811238059

For over fifty years Eliot Weinberger has been celebrated for his innovative literary and political essays--translated into over thirty languages--as well as his trailblazing translations from the Spanish. In his exquisite new book The Life of Tu Fu, Weinberger has composed a montage of fifty-eight poems that capture the life and times of the great Tang Dynasty poet Tu Fu (712-770 AD). As he writes in a note to the edition, "This is not a translation of individual poems, but a fictional autobiography of Tu Fu derived and adapted from the thoughts, images, and allusions in the poetry." Through lines as penetrating as a classical tanka and as fluid as a mountain stream, themes of endless war and ongoing pandemic surround the wandering life of the ancient Chinese master.

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