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Pastoral, lyrical verse evoking the rural landscapes and peoples of eighth-century China, from three of its finest poets.

'Can I bear to leave these blue hills?'
A generous selection from three of the greatest and most enjoyable of Chinese poets
Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
Wang Wei (roughly 699-761). Wang Wei's Poems is available in Penguin Classics. Li Po (701-762). Tu Fu (712-770). Li Po and Tu Fu is available in Penguin Classics.
%%%'Can I bear to leave these blue hills?'

A generous selection from three of the greatest and most enjoyable of Chinese poets



Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.



Wang Wei (roughly 699-761). Wang Wei's Poems is available in Penguin Classics. Li Po (701-762). Tu Fu (712-770). Li Po and Tu Fu is available in Penguin Classics.

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  • Paperback

    9780141398204

    February 25, 2015

    Penguin Classics

    64 pages

    RRP $1.99

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    9780141398211

    February 26, 2015

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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Also by Wang Wei

Poems