Three Tang Dynasty Poets

Three Tang Dynasty Poets


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'Can I bear to leave these blue hills?'

A generous selection from three of the greatest and most enjoyable of Chinese poets

Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Wang Wei (roughly 699-761)

Wang Wei's Poems is available in Penguin Classics

Li Po (701-762) Tu Fu (712-770)

Li Po and Tu Fu is available in Penguin Classics.

Title:Three Tang Dynasty Poets
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    Three Tang Dynasty Poets Reviews

  • Sean Barrs

    Isn’t poetry just wonderful? I’m beginning to appreciate it more and more. I’m finding myself reading so much of it of late, and it’s for pleasure not for university work. (same thing really.)...

  • Jibran

    Where are the sights that I must know alone (Wang Wei).Why does one read poetry? This simple question opens up a vast debate and provokes the proverbial one thousand and one responses. I will let this...

  • Leonard Gaya

    This short compilation is a taster on three 8th-century (Tang Dynasty) Chinese poets, Wang Wei, Li Po and Tu Fu. I confess I know very little about them, but appreciate they are essential touchstones ...

  • Darwin8u

    "An old man knows no morewhere he is going;On these wild hills, footsore,he will not hurry!"- Tu Fu Vol 9 of my Penguin Little Black Classics Box Set. It contains poems by three Tang Dynasty Poets (o...

  • Michelle Curie

    "Wealth and honor were always like this: You strive and strive, but what do you seek?" This Little Black Classics contains writings from three of the most famous poets of eight-century China: Wang ...

  • Florencia

    Night Thoughts AfloatBy bent grassesin a gentle windUnder straight mastI’m alone tonight,And the stars hangabove the broad plainBut moon’s afloatin this Great River:Oh, where’s my nameamong the ...

  • Vishy

    Has poems by three of the greatest Tang Dynasty poets - Wang Wei, Li Bai and Du Fu. I have read Li Bai poems before, but the other two were new to me. Loved many of the poems. There is a Wang Wei poem...

  • leynes

    Well, this was a lot of fun. I didn't expect to highlight as many verses as I did. This book of poetry collects the works of three Tang dynasty poets (who would've thought judging from the title). I h...

  • Filipe

    O collection of poems from three different authors: Wang Wei, Li Po, Tu Fu.It wasn't exactly a great read....

  • James

    I read Arthur Cooper’s Li Po and Tu Fu in the 70’s and loved it. This selection by Robinson and Cooper not so much. I was particularly disappointed by the Tu Fu section. I also preferred David Hin...