Twilight (Paperback)

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By Zhang Lian, Keming Liu (Translator)
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- The first book published in English by Chinese farmer poet Zhang Lian, who in 2012 was nominated one of the 10 best rural poets in China by the Chinese Writers Association - With accompanying text that offers insight into his life and his poetry Zhang Lian is a struggling potato farmer who turned to poetry to describe the harsh beauty of his environment and his daily struggle to eke out an existence. In 2000 he borrowed money from friends to print and hand-sell his first book of poems; by 2012 he had been chosen as one of the "Ten Best Rural Poets" by the Chinese Writers Association and published his eighth collection. Zhang's work has appeared in more than 100 anthologies and been translated into several languages, now including English. For this volume, noted translator Keming Liu 100 poems, chiefly representing Zhang's multifaceted perceptions of his world at dusk, when farmer and shepherd are blessed with a moment to daydream. Although Zhang's work follows a pastoral tradition, the authenticity of his voice comes from real experience. His poems capture both the hopelessness and hopefulness of his austere world, and a deep belief in the redemptive power of words.

About the Author

Keming Liu is professor of linguistics and literature, and former chairperson of English, at the City University of New York's Medgar Evers College. An internationally recognized translator and scholar, Dr. Liu's anthology Voices of the Fourth Generation: China's Poets Today (Floating World Editions, 2010) is a required text for Asian literature courses in Asia and the United Kingdom.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781953225023
ISBN-10: 1953225020
Publisher: Floating World Editions
Publication Date: August 19th, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English