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The Late Poems of Meng Chiao
The Late Poems of Meng Chiao

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Manufacturer: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author(s): Meng Chiao

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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Brand: Princeton University Press
EAN: 9780691012360
Edition: First Edition
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 0691012369
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Label: Princeton University Press
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Manufacturer: Princeton University Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 104
Publication Date: 1996-12-23
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 1997-01-12
Studio: Princeton University Press
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Late in life, Meng Chiao (A.D. 751--814) developed an experimental poetry of virtuosic beauty, a poetry that anticipated landmark developments in the modern Western tradition by a millennium. With the T'ang Dynasty crumbling, Meng's later work employed surrealist and symbolist techniques as it turned to a deep introspection. This is truly major work-- work that may be the most radical in the Chinese tradition. And though written more than a thousand years ago, it is remarkably fresh and contemporary. But, in spite of Meng's significance, this is the first volume of his poetry to appear in English.


Until the age of forty, Meng Chiao lived as a poet-recluse associated with Ch'an (Zen) poet-monks in south China. He then embarked on a rather unsuccessful career as a government official. Throughout this time, his poetry was decidedly mediocre, conventional verse inevitably undone by his penchant for the strange and surprising. After his retirement, Meng developed the innovative poetry translated in this book. His late work is singular not only for its bleak introspection and "avant-garde" methods, but also for its dimensions: in a tradition typified by the short lyric poem, this work is made up entirely of large poetic sequences.


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