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The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry by J.P. Seaton

The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry

The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry by J.P. Seaton
Aug 08, 2006 | 272 Pages
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"Mindful of Robert Frost’s famous maxim, ‘Poetry is what is lost in translation,’ Seaton yet risks the loss for the sake of opening doors otherwise closed to readers lacking Chinese. . . . The essays as well as the translations make the book a fine gateway to China’s long poetic tradition."—Booklist

"Jerome Seaton is the finest living translator and explicator of Chinese poetry; beyond a genius for interpretation and impeccable scholarship. Seaton has that quality that can magically transcend intuition and learning: he is a poet."—Carolyn Kizer, author of Cool, Calm, and Collected: Poems 1960–2000

"Luckily for his readers, J. P. Seaton is also a considerable poet who wears his erudition lightly in his lively commentary to this great sweep of Chinese poetry."—John Balaban, translator, Spring Essence: The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong

"J. P. Seaton’s luminous translations are accurate in presenting the meaning and order of words and images from the original while revealing the true spirit of these poets."—Sam Hamill, author of Almost Paradise: New and Selected Poems and Translations

"This anthology, with its inviting introduction, represents the lifework of the translator and a heritage of scholarship. It is a great gift to the language and poetry of our time."—W. S. Merwin, author of Migration: New and Selected Poems

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