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Cold Mountain : One Hundred Poems by the T'ang Poet Han-shan - Han-Shan

Cold Mountain

One Hundred Poems by the T'ang Poet Han-shan

By: Han-Shan, Burton Watson (Translator)

Paperback

Published: 22nd October 1970
For Ages: 22+ years old
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This collection is one of the earliest and most important works of Chinese Buddhist poetry and is especially influential in the later literature of the Zen Sect of Buddhism, which looked back to these poems as a classic of Zen literature. The poems cover a wide range of subjects: the conventional lament on the shortness of life, bitter complaints about poverty, avarice, and pride, accounts of the difficulty of official life under a bureaucratic system, attacks on the corrupt Buddhist clergy and the foolish attempts by Taoists to achieve immotal life, and incomparable descriptions of the natural world in a mountain retreat. These poems represent the largest number so far made available in English and are important both as vivid descriptions of the wild mountain scenery in Han-shan's home, Cold Mountain, and as metaphors of the poet's search for spiritual enlightenment and peace. -- "Asian Affairs"

"Burton Watson... possesses all the qualities which distinguish a master translator. As a craftsman and as a poet, he has inspired and challenged two generations." -- "Asian Affairs" "Burton Watson... possesses all the qualities which distinguish a master translator. As a craftsman and as a poet, he has inspired and challenged two generations." -- Asian Affairs "Burton Watson... possesses all the qualities which distinguish a master translator. As a craftsman and as a poet, he has inspired and challenged two generations." -- "Asian Affairs"

ISBN: 9780231034500
ISBN-10: 0231034504
Series: UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 118
Published: 22nd October 1970
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 11.9 x 20.3  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.13