By Li Po,J. P. Seaton
Calling himself the "God of Wine" and identified to his buyers 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 moral sense, and he struggled opposed to the not easy occasions of his age. He was once encouraged by way of 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, contains poems on a variety of topics—friendship and love, political feedback, poems written to curry patronage, poems of the spirit—to supply a brand new interpretation of this colossal of chinese language poetry. Seaton bargains us a poet who realized not easy classes from a existence lived tough and provided his readers those classes as bright, full of life poetry—as suitable this present day because it was once through the Tang dynasty.
Over a thousand poems were attributed to Li Po, lots of them unpublished. This new assortment contains poems now not on hand in the other editions.
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