Pamphlets series

To read his work is to encounter a classical Chinese lyricism rich with mysterious juxtapositions of the immediate and the imagined.

—Chloe Garcia Roberts

Derangements of My Contemporaries

Poetry by Li Shangyin

Translated from the classical-chinese by Chloe Garcia Roberts

Ranging from the humorous and scathing to the evocative and strange, this ninthcentury collection of list poems by the late Tang dynasty poet Li Shangyin documents one poet’s scrutiny of his riotous times. Li gives a glimpse into the mundane experiences of the waning years of Chinese poetry’s golden age, while providing an uncanny reflection of the minutiae of our own contemporary lives, loves, and irritations. 

Besieged by a drunk person, no escape.  Beautiful concubine, jealous wife.

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Paperback (published June 25, 2014)

ISBN
9780811221962
Price US
10.95
Price CN
11.99

To read his work is to encounter a classical Chinese lyricism rich with mysterious juxtapositions of the immediate and the imagined.

—Chloe Garcia Roberts