A Brotherhood in Song: Chinese Poetry and Poetics
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Edited by Stephen C. Soong
From the Tang dynasty to the present day, for over 1,200 years, classical poetry in the form of regulated verse has been arguably the most popular literary art form in China. Its long tradition has been kept alive by the innumerable prolific masters of the genre, and appreciated by the widest possible audience from the highly educated to the man in the street. Lines and phrases from well-known poems have found their way into the langue of the common people. This volume contains the works of leading poets through the ages, complemented by scholarly explications of the art of Chinese poetry.