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ISBN: 038523967X
Author: Greg Whincup
Language: English
Publisher: Anchor; First Edition edition (September 16, 1987)
Pages: 196
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
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Greg Whincup offers a varied and unique approach to Chinese translation in The Heart of Chinese Poetry "This book's aim is to make fifty-seven of the greatest Chinese poems come alive for the Western reader.

Greg Whincup offers a varied and unique approach to Chinese translation in The Heart of Chinese Poetry. This book's aim is to make fifty-seven of the greatest Chinese poems come alive for the Western reader. It presents the poem in a new way that brings the reader face-to-face with their original Chinese texts, and the worlds of the poet who wrote them" -Greg Whincup, from the Preface. From the Inside Flap. Greg Whincup offers a varied and unique approach to Chinese translation in The Heart of Chinese Poetry.

Greg Whincup offers a varied and unique approach to Chinese translation in The Heart of Chinese Poetry

Greg Whincup offers a varied and unique approach to Chinese translation in The Heart of Chinese Poetry.

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China is a poem kingdom, many great poems have significant impacts on Chinese world, and here . This poem is one of the masterpieces of the Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei. It describes the an intense feeling of homesickness of a distant wanderer

China is a poem kingdom, many great poems have significant impacts on Chinese world, and here listed are the 10 most influential poems. In addition to being written well, these poems are also easy to understand and remember for common people. It describes the an intense feeling of homesickness of a distant wanderer. In the first two lines, the poet shows how lonely he is in a foreign land, especially on festive occasions he thinks of his family far away more than ever.

Succeeds very well in conveying the flavor of Chinese poetry. This book’s aim is to make fifty-seven of the greatest Chinese poems come alive for the Western reader. It presents the poem in a new way that brings the reader face-to-face with their original Chinese texts, and the worlds of the poet who wrote them" –Greg Whincup, from the Preface.

Chinese poems by Li Bai, Du Fu, Wang Wei, Meng Haoran, Li Shangyin, Li. .

Chinese poems by Li Bai, Du Fu, Wang Wei, Meng Haoran, Li Shangyin, Li Yu, Su Shi, Tao Qian and others in characters, pinyin, gloss and English translation. The book contains all four texts of each poem (simplified Chinese, pinyin, gloss and translation).

According to his concluding section he believes that Chinese poetry just got better and better all the way through the Ci poems of the late Song dynasty. This is an extremely idiosyncratic viewpoint! In China, it is almost universally believed that the high point of their poetry occurred much earlier - during the high Tang. The poems Fuller most admires, coming at the end of the Song, are the closest in tone to American poetry but this is after all supposed to be a book about Chinese poetry not American.

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Whincup Greg-Heart Of Chinese Poetry (US IMPORT) BOOK NEW. Title: Heart Of Chinese Poetry. It begins with selections from the "Book of Odes," the oldest anthology of Chinese poetry compiled around the seventh century . and covers the succeeding generations down to the end of the Sung dynasty in .

Greg Whincup offers a varied and unique approach to Chinese translation in The Heart of Chinese Poetry. Special features of this edition include direct word-for-word translations showing the range of meaning in each Chinese character, the Chinese pronunciations, as well as biographical and historical commentary following each poem.

Comments:

Nilarius
Whincup provides a representative selection from famous poets and their poems. What is especially valuable about this book is the inclusion of the Chinese script, a Western transliteration, a word-for-word translation, a final artistic rendition of the poem, and a short commentary that places the poem in context. Whincup succeeds in whetting our appetite for classical Chinese poetry.
Cha
My favorite book of Chinese poetry.
wanderpool
THE HEART OF CHINESE POETRY. By Greg Whincup. 178 pp. (Anchor Books). New York : Doubleday, 1987. ISBN 0-385-23967-X (pbk.)
Greg Whincup has here had the useful idea of making Chinese poetry come alive for the Western reader by bringing readers face-to-face with the original texts. Although it has been done before, for example by David Hawkes in his 'A Little Primer of Tu Fu' (Renditions Press, 1988), Whincup seems certainly to have done as well, and considering the incredible importance of the Chinese language, and the wealth of its literature, there really ought to be many more books like this.
Whereas Hawkes' book focused exclusively on the work of Tu Fu, Whincup has chosen instead to give us fifty-seven of China's greatest poems from a wide range of writers - Li Bai, Du Fu, Du Mu, Su Shr, etc. If these names look strange it's because Whincup, rather than employing the Wade-Giles system of transcription which everyone is familiar with, has chosen instead to use the far less well-known Yale system of romanization. For those who don't know it, which probably includes almost everyone, he has provided a brief guide on pages 173-74. The book also contains an extensive 5-page English-language Bibliography
The poems have been topically arranged under the following headings : The Heart of Chinese Poetry; The History of Chinese Poetry; Three Poets of the Golden Age; Poems of War; Poems by and about Women; Landscape/Enlightenment.
For each poem we are given : 1. Whincup's final translation; 2. the Yale word-by-word romanization; 3. the printed full-form Chinese character (ideogram; sinograph); 4. a literal translation of each character; 5. explanatory notes. A nice touch is that the texts have been arranged vertically.
As anyone who has read the poems like this can vouch, it really is the only way for the non-specialist to get an idea of how glorious Chinese poems are when understood in their original language. My only complaint is that, although the Chinese font that has been used in the book is a beautiful cursive form and without the stiffness of the usual printed form, it's also incredibly tiny, and the beginner is going to need very good eyes and very good lighting to be able to discern the structure of the more complex characters.
Here is an example of Whincup's final translation of a famous poem, 'Deer Fence,' by Wang Wei (with my obliques added to indicate line breaks) :
"In the empty mountains / I see no one, / But hear the sound / Of someone's voice. // Slanting sunlight / Enters deep forest, / And shines again / On green moss" (p.169).
This is a respectable effort, and readers might care to compare it with Wai-lim Yip's treatment of Wang Wei in his excellent bilingual anthology, details of which follow below.
Whincup's is a wonderful book that, by enabling the reader to come to grips with the Chinese, will help anyone to arrive at a deeper and richer appreciation of Chinese poetry, and to see how far short of the originals any English translation must inevitably fall. You simply can't do in English what can be done in Chinese, and there really ought to be more books like 'The Heart of Chinese Poetry.'
For those who may be interested, here are details of the Yip:
CHINESE POETRY : An Anthology of Major Modes and Genres. Edited and translated by Wai-lim Yip. 358 pp. Durham NC and London : Duke University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8223-1951-9 (pbk.)
Coiron
This is the book that really connected me to Chinese poetry and the translations are a delight.
Reading them is like having a drink of cool water after a long and arduous hike in the sun.
I really like this collection. Most of the poems are from the 100 AD to 1200 AD.

Some of the poems in this collection have been translated by others.
but Whincup's translations come alive and speak to me.
They are among the best poetry I have read.
Hurus
THis book is one of the greatest bilingual books on chinese poetry there is. Excellent selections and excellent translations and commentary. If you are new to chinese poetry or have only read it in English this book is essential for increasing your pleasure in this great art form.
Άνουβις
Very pleasing collection of classical Chinese Poetry! The Chinese is provided with the translation so it is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Characters as well. This was a joy to read and it connects the reader to the notion that poetry has always been with us and is as inherent to humans as breathing!
Zulurr
Lovely book if you enjoy Chinese poetry. The poem selection was excellent as well as the information included with each poem. Each poem had stories of the author or notes on Chinese history and culture and pictograms. Wonderful book. The seller we used sent the book in a timely manner in the condition described.
One of the best books of translated Chinese poetry. The Chinese characters and word by word translation lets one get a real feel for the original. How could this have gone out of print?

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