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April 25, 2008

Moon Has Never Understood Wine

Libai Here we have more of David Hinton's thoughts on the process of translating classical Chinese poetry for his upcoming anthology from FSG, Classical Chinese Poetry.

In this recording Hinton reads poems from two of the poets included in his anthology: Li Po and Tu Mu. The two poets seem to have an intertwined life story, with Li Po--once nicknamed "the Poet-God"--falling from grace because of an assumed slight against the emperor and his eunuchs and befriending the aspiring poet Tu Mu.

Here are Hinton's thoughts on the two poets for download, or you can stream it live below.


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