This is without a doubt the best possible introduction to chinese poetry as it is translated into english the author looks at one poem by one poet shows exactly what it means in chinese and reviews how 19 different poets have translated it into english. Eliot weinbergers 19 ways of looking at wang wei subtitled how a chinese poem is translated presents wang weis famous deer park poem in 19 versions chinese transliterated chinese pinyin and a word by word rendering then in 16 or so translations with weinbergers comments the translations are primarily into . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for 19 ways of looking at wang wei how a chinese poem is translated at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Different not just another reading the same poem cannot be read twicenineteen ways of looking at wang wei how a chinese poem is translated contains a simple four line poem over 1200 years old written by wang wei c 700 761 ad a man of buddhist belief known as a painter and calligrapher in his time. Nineteen ways of looking at wang wei how a chinese poem is translated exhibit commentary by eliot weipberger further comments oy octavio paz moyer bell umited mt kisco new york qg1 tf
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