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By Ezra Pound, Mary De Rachewiltz (foreword by) and Zhaoming Qian (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Directions
Publication date January 4, 2016
Pages 136
Binding Paperback
Edition Cen blg
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811223522
ISBN-10 0811223523
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.34 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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The centennial edition of Ezra Pound's early poetic masterpiece―in a handsome facsimile edition.

First published in 1915, Cathay, Ezra Pound’s early monumental work, originally contained fourteen translations from the Chinese and a translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem “The Seafarer.” Over time, these poems have been widely read and loved as both translations and original poetry. In 1916, Cathay was reprinted in the book Lustra without “The Seafarer” and with four more Chinese poems. Cathay is greatly indebted to the notes of a Harvard-trained scholar Ernest Fenollosa. “In Fenollosa’s Chinese poetry materials,” Pound scholar Zhaoming Qian writes, “Pound discovered a new model that at once mirrored and challenged his developing poetics.” Edited by Qian, this centennial edition reproduces for the first time the text of the original publication plus the poems from Lustra and transcripts of all the relevant Fenollosa notes and Chinese texts. Also included is a new foreword by Ezra Pound’s daughter Mary de Rachewiltz, providing an appreciation and fascinating background material on this pivotal work of Pound’s oeuvre.

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With Zhaoming Qian (other contributor), Mary De Rachewiltz (other contributor) | Cen blg edition from New Directions (January 4, 2016)
9780811223522 | details & prices | 136 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $15.95
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