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The Resource Selected poems, Ai Qing ; translated by Robert Dorsett ; foreword by Ai Weiwei

Selected poems, Ai Qing ; translated by Robert Dorsett ; foreword by Ai Weiwei

Label
Selected poems
Title
Selected poems
Statement of responsibility
Ai Qing ; translated by Robert Dorsett ; foreword by Ai Weiwei
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"A timeless, visionary collection of poems from one of China's most acclaimed poets-now available in English for the first time in a generation and featuring a foreword by his son, contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei. One of the most influential poets in Chinese history, Ai Qing is mostly unknown to American readers, but his work has shaped the nature of poetry in China for decades. Born between the fall of imperial Manchurian rule and the establishment of the Communist People's Republic, Ai Qing was at one time an intimate of Mao Zedong. He would eventually fall out with the leader and be sentenced to hard labor during the Cultural Revolution, when he was exiled to the remote part of the country known as "Little Siberia" with his family, including his son, Ai Weiwei. In his work, Ai Qing tells the story of a China convulsing with change, leaving behind a legacy of feudalism and imperialism but uncertain about what the future will hold. Breaking with traditional forms of Chinese poetry, Ai Qing innovatively adapted free verse, writing with a simple sincerity in clear lines that could be understood by everyday readers. Selected Poems is an extraordinary collection that traces the powerful inner life of this influential poet who crafted poems of protest, who longed for a newer, happier age, and who wrote with a profound lyricism that reaches deep into the heart of the reader"--
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DLC
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1910-1996
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Ai, Qing
Dewey number
895.11/51
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2833.I2
LC item number
S45 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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Dorsett, Robert Hammond
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  • Ai, Qing
  • Ai, Qing
  • Chinese poetry
  • Chinese poetry
Label
Selected poems, Ai Qing ; translated by Robert Dorsett ; foreword by Ai Weiwei
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Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 104 pages
Isbn
9780593240724
Lccn
2021029864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030804059
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1260169375
  • (OCoLC)on1260169375
Label
Selected poems, Ai Qing ; translated by Robert Dorsett ; foreword by Ai Weiwei
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 104 pages
Isbn
9780593240724
Lccn
2021029864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030804059
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1260169375
  • (OCoLC)on1260169375

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