Translations from the Chinese – Arthur Waley (1941)

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Translations from the Chinese – Arthur Waley (1941)

S$67.00

Title: Translations from the Chinese

Author: Arthur Waley (trans), Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge (illus)

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Near fine. 325pp. 10.5″ by 7.5″.

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Description

325 pages worth of poetry by Li Bai, Qu Yuan, Cao Zhi,and many others, with an extensive section dedicated to Bai Juyi (Po Chü-i).

About Arthur Waley (from Wikipedia):

Arthur David Waley CH CBE, (19 August 1889 – 27 June 1966) was an English Orientalist and sinologist who achieved both popular and scholarly acclaim for his translations of Chinese and Japanese poetry.

As one recent evaluation puts it, “Waley was the great transmitter of the high literary cultures of China and Japan to the English-reading general public; the ambassador from East to West in the first half of the 20th century. He was self-taught, but reached remarkable levels of fluency, even erudition, in both languages. It was a unique achievement, possible (as he himself later noted) only in that time, and unlikely to be repeated.”