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By Li Po,J. P. Seaton

Li Po (701-762) is taken into account one of many maximum poets to reside through the Tang dynasty—what was once thought of to be the golden age for chinese language poetry. He was once additionally the 1st chinese language poet to develop into popular within the West, and he significantly motivated many American poets throughout the 20th century.

Calling himself the "God of Wine" and recognized to his consumers as a "fallen immortal," Li Po wrote with eloquence, vividness, and infrequently playfulness, as he extols the fun of nature, wine, and the lifetime of a wandering recluse. Li Po had a robust social judgment of right and wrong, and he struggled opposed to the tough instances of his age. He was once encouraged via the newly blossoming Zen Buddhism and merged it with the Taoism that he had studied all his lifestyles.

Though Li Po's love of wine is famous, the translator, J. P. Seaton, comprises poems on a variety of topics—friendship and love, political feedback, poems written to curry patronage, poems of the spirit—to provide a brand new interpretation of this large of chinese language poetry. Seaton deals us a poet who discovered challenging classes from a lifestyles lived tough and provided his readers those classes as vibrant, vigorous poetry—as appropriate at the present time because it used to be in the course of the Tang dynasty.

Over 1000 poems were attributed to Li Po, lots of them unpublished. This new assortment contains poems now not to be had in the other editions.

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