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Book of Songs : The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry

Book of Songs : The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry - 37 edition

ISBN13: 978-0802130211

Cover of Book of Songs : The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry 37 (ISBN 978-0802130211)
ISBN13: 978-0802130211
ISBN10: 0802130216
Edition: 37
Copyright: 1937
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
Published: 1937
International: No

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Book of Songs : The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry - 37 edition

ISBN13: 978-0802130211

Arthur Waley

ISBN13: 978-0802130211
ISBN10: 0802130216
Edition: 37
Copyright: 1937
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
Published: 1937
International: No
Summary

The Book of Songs restores Arthur Waley's definitive English translations to the original order and structure of the two-thousand-year-old Chinese text. One of the five Confucian classics, The Book of Songs is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature and the finest treasure of traditional songs that antiquity has left us. Arthur Waley's translations, now supplemented by fifteen new translations by Allen, are superb; the songs speak to us across millennia with remarkable directness and power. Where the other Confucian classics treat "outward things, deeds, moral precepts, the way the world works," Stephen Owen tells us in his foreword, The Book of Songs is "the Classic of the human heart and the human mind."

Table of Contents

Preface
Map of the Zhou Feudal Kingdom
Important Legendary and Historical Figures
Foreword
South of Zhou
South of Shao
Airs of Bei
Airs of Yong
Airs of Wei
Airs of the Royal Domain
Airs of Zheng
Airs of Qi
Airs of Wey
Airs of Qin
Airs of Chen
Airs of Gui
Airs of Cao
Airs of Bin
The Minor Odes, Poems
The Major Odes, Poems
The Zhou Hymns
The Lu Hymns
The Shang Hymns
Waley's Notes on Books Used
Waley's Additional Notes
App Waley's Original Topical Categories and Order of Poems
Postface: A Literary History of the Shi jing
Selected Bibliography

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