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Translator David Hinton
First Written 762
Genre Poetry
Origin China
Publisher New Directions
My Copy library paperback
First Read October 03, 2022

The Selected Poems of Li Po

Like all Chinese poetry I am always a little confused. Is this good? I don't know, I enjoy reading it, the timeless nature of it is appealing, but as with most translated poetry I'm sure I'm only getting a fraction of the beauty here.

Noted on October 19, 2022

These are great, but sheesh I think I need someone to explain why Hinton uses the name Li Po instead of the more common Li Bai? I definitely was confused for a while.

Noted on October 19, 2022

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