Two halves of the world apple

by Yang, Ke, 1957-

Format: Print Book [2017]
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PL2922.K6 A2 2017
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PL2922.K6 A2 2017
An important voice in the "Third Generation" of contemporary Chinese poets--younger poets whose work emerged beginning in the late 1980s--Yang Ke has influenced his country's literary culture for more than three decades. As the first English-language collection of his poems, Two Halves of the World Apple introduces readers to a prolific and accessible writer at the forefront of Chinese poetry today.

Rendered in English translations that deftly capture Yang Ke's lyrical and idiomatic style, the 73 poems in this volume reflect the depth, breadth, and evolution of the poet's work. Yang Ke's poems, praised by literary critics for their use of clear, distinctive language and linguistic and poetic texture, pair arresting imagery with pointed social commentary. Moving across the landscape of classical and modern Chinese poetry, they engage with the natural, social, and moral complexities of the everyday modern world, from evocative portrayals of South China's Zhuang minority culture to stark, personal depictions of the consequences of globalization. In this imaginative outpouring, the East and the West become two halves of an apple--"a ball struck by God's bat," spinning through the cosmos--"yin and yang fish chasing each other's tails."

Thoughtfully annotated by lead translator Denis Mair and with a foreword by Jonathan Stalling, this collection of poems showcases the best work of one of the leading lights of China's contemporary literary scene.
Additional Information
Subjects Yang, Ke, -- 1957- -- Translations into English.
Chinese poetry.
Lyric poetry.
Publisher Norman, OK :[2017]
Other Titles Poems.
Contributors Mair, Denis C., translator.
Chao, 1964- translator.
Patton, Simon, translator.
Ouyang, Yu, 1955- translator.
Yang, Ning, 1967- translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the Chinese.
Description x, 101 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780806157597
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