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The Crane: Selected Poems

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The Crane: Selected Poems

By  Noi Yau , Translator  Xun Liu , Harry Clifton
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The Chinese poet Yau Noi, like many of his generation, has known two very different Chinas in the course of his lifetime. Born and raised on a small farm, he later came to experience the complexity of an increasingly urban world. Then as a young man in the late 1980s, he began to describe the profound changes taking place in China through those tumultuous years.

Influenced by surrealism and by the 'Misty' poets who resisted restrictions on art during the Cultural Revolution, Yau Noi's poetry describes distinct 'Before', 'During' and 'After' periods that are both a record of his own journey and that of his country.

"Chinese literature has always been almost too immense to talk about ..." writes Liu Xun in her Foreword to this bilingual Selected Poems. We are grateful to her and co-translator Harry Clifton for giving us a sense in English of these utterly engaging and distinctive poems, and a glimpse of the times that brought them into being.

ISBN: 9781910251942

ISBN-10: 9781910251942

Publisher: Dedalus Press

Publication Date: 04/11/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/11/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 110

Language: English


Asian - Chinese