Ch'u Tz'u : The Songs of the South : An Ancient Chinese Anthology. First Edition in dustjacket

By: HAWKES, David

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HAWKES, David. Ch'u Tz'u : The Songs of the South : An Ancient Chinese Anthology. Oxford : At the Clarendon Press, 1959. First Edition. Pp (8),[vii]-viii,(2),[1]-229,(3). Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "In Ch'u, southernmost of the ancient Chinese kingdoms, an oral literature of shamanistic songs and chants was developed by secular poets of the third century B.C. into a strange and beautiful allegorical poetry in which magic, mythology, and politics curiously intermingle. Bitterness is its keynote. The poet despairs of the evil and turbulence of this world and seeks escape in the world of fantasy. The Ch'u Tz'u anthology, dating from the second century A.D., is an early selection of works by the Ch'u poets and some of their later imitators. Ex- cept tor tne textual notes at the back, this book is designed as much for the general reader interested in the poetry and mythology of ancient China as for the scholar." (from the dj). Contents : General Introduction; On Encountering Sorrow (Li Sao); The Nine Songs (Chiu Ko);The Heavenly Questions (T'ien Wen); The Nine Declarations (Chiu Chang); Th e Far-Off Journey (Yuan Yu); Divination (Pu Chu); The Fisherman (Yu Fu); The Nine Arguments (Chiu Pien); The Summons of the Soul (Chao Hun); The GreatSummons (Ta Chao); Sorrow for Troth Betrayed (Hsi Shih); Summons for a Gen tleman Who Became a Recluse (Chao Yin Shih); The Seven Remonstrances ( Ch'iChien); Alas That My Lot Was Not Cast! (Ai Shih Ming); The Nine Regrets (C hiu Huai); The Nine Laments (Chiu T'an); The Nine Longings (Chiu Ssu); Textual Notes; Additional Notes; English Translations of Ch'i Tz'u; Index. Mottling to cloth at spine, penned name, else very good in unclipped, waterstained dustjacket. 50.00

Title: Ch'u Tz'u : The Songs of the South : An Ancient Chinese Anthology. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: HAWKES, David

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Publisher: At the Clarendon Press Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1959,:

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Keywords: LITERATURE POETRY CHINESE ANTHOLOGY CHINA,