The Lyrical Lu Xun

The Lyrical Lu Xun

A Study of His Classical-style Verse

by Lu, Hseun and Jon Kowallis

Hardback Publication Date: 01/01/1996

$15.95
The influence of Lu Xun (1881-1936) in China's cultural, literary, and artistic life over the last sixty years has been inestimable. A poet from a backwater town, Lu Xun was propelled by the times into the various careers of educator, writer, publicist, professor, and polemicist. He was, however, first and foremost a classical scholar, writing some of his best works in classical form. The Lyrical Lu Xun is the most complete treatment of his classical-style poetry in any foreign language, containing translations and extensive discussions of sixty-four poems in the highly stylized forms of jueju (quatrains) and lushi (full-length regulated verse) - forms with detailed, strict rules for rhyme and tonal prosody that evolved according to pronunciations and standards set up more than a thousand years ago.
ISBN:
9780824815110
Category:
Poetry
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-01-1996
Language:
Chinese, English
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
392
Dimensions (mm):
254x159mm
Weight:
0.73kg

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