Selected Poetry of Ouyang Jianghe
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Chinese University Press
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Chinese poetry since 1979 has been both a miracle and a disaster. In 1979 China opened her doors to the world, and young poets immediately became a driving force for political reform. The demands they expressed in verse were well understood, and many young people read and wrote poetry...
It is tempting to imagine that, as a translator working directly with a living author, one might be able to circumvent the written words entirely and delve straight into the author’s imagination, digesting the work back into its basic inspirational impulses and reassembling it, alive and breathing, in...
1. Glass Factory
2. Handgun (I)
3. Ink Bottle
4. Sounds of Spring
5. Station in the Air
6. Between Chinese and English
8. Key to Sunday
10. Crossing the Square at Dusk
12. Notes Toward a Fiction of the Market Economy
13. Athens Shoes
14. The Burning Kite
15. Our Hunger, Our Sleep
16. Who Is Gone, and Who Remains
17. Picasso Paints a Bull
18. Handgun (II)
19. Mother, Kitchen
20. For “H”
In addition, my heartfelt thanks go out to all those who offered me their advice, guidance, support, and encouragement during my long search for an English voice for Ouyang: Lydia Liu, Christopher Mattison, Sandy McClatchy, Gary Clark, Sierra Nelson, Cole Swensen, Eliot Weinberger,...