Cold Mountain Poems

  • Hanshan
  • Author:  Hanshan
  • Collection:  "Famous World Poets" Collection
  • Year: 05-09-2013
  • Translator from Chinese: Sofia Katarova, Antoaneta Nikolova, Marko Klisurski
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1165-01
  • SKU: 18.0131
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-264-4

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This collection is one of the earliest and most important works of Chinese Buddhist poetry and is especially influential in the later literature of the Zen Sect of Buddhism, which looked back to these poems as a classic of Zen literature. The poems cover a wide range of subjects: the conventional lament on the shortness of life, bitter complaints about poverty, avarice, and pride, accounts of the difficulty of official life under a bureaucratic system, attacks on the corrupt Buddhist clergy and the foolish attempts by Taoists to achieve immortal life, and incomparable descriptions of the natural world in a mountain retreat. These poems represent the largest number so far made available in English and are important both as vivid descriptions of the wild mountain scenery in Han-shan's home, Cold Mountain, and as metaphors of the poet's search for spiritual enlightenment and peace.

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Hanshan (literally: "Cold Mountain", fl. 9th century) is a legendary figure associated with a collection of poems from the Chinese Tang Dynasty in the Taoist and Chan tradition. No one knows who he wa... Read more

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Tags: Poetry

Year 05-09-2013
Translator from Chinese: Sofia Katarova, Antoaneta Nikolova, Marko Klisurski
Pages 176
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.21 kg
Collection Колекция "Световни поети"
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Poetry

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