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Landscape Over Zero (Mandarin Chinese) Paperback – 9 Oct 1998


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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry (9 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English, Mandarin Chinese
  • ISBN-10: 0856462888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0856462887
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,901,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'One of the great poets of our time' - Michael Hofmann'Bei Dao's genius and his menace consist in a seamless merging of metaphor and politics; his is a guerrilla battle fought at the level of language' - Nate Johnson, Chicago Tribune

About the Author

Bei Dao was born in 1949, and was first nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1993. His other collections in English and published by Anvil are 'The August Sleepwalker' (1988), 'Old Snow' (1992) and 'Forms of Distance' (1994).David Hinton studied Chinese at Cornell University. As well as two of Bei Dao's Anvil collections, he has translated 'The Selected Poems of Tu Fu' (1990) and 'The Selected Poems of Li Po' (1998), both also published by Anvil. He lives in Vermont.

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By A Customer on 5 April 1999
Format: Paperback
Bei Dao's poems gleam like white dwarfs. Each poem bears the intense pressure of its own inner light. They are compressed songs, wrestling with terror and beauty, politics, metaphor, home, exile. The poems exist in that moment of being on the verge, an expectancy. They exist in that moment of waiting that can only be human hope, ready to glow despite the forces that try to thwart it.
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By A Customer on 15 Nov. 2000
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Bei Dao describes places perfectly - often using beautiful imagery to evoke menacing feelings. The poems give a strong feeling of loss, seeking and of the foreigness of the 'landscape' to Dao. However, in addition to the homesickness there is also a sense that what has happened to separate Dao from his homeland was in the past and that there is hope.
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Due credit to the translators, please 23 Oct. 1999
By J.P.Seaton - Published on Amazon.com
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Without the brilliance of David Hinton and Yanbing Chen we wouldn't know, we couldn't know how great Bei Dao is. Bei Tao may be China's first Noble Laureate in Literature. If so he'll have these fine translators to thank for making his work so convincingly available in a major Western language.
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With the Intensity of a Star 5 April 1999
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Bei Dao's poems gleam like white dwarfs. Each poem bears the intense pressure of its own inner light. They are compressed songs, wrestling with terror and beauty, politics, metaphor, home, exile. The poems exist in that moment of being on the verge, an expectancy. They exist in that moment of waiting that can only be human hope, ready to glow despite the forces that try to thwart it.
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