Cathay

Cathay

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The Cathay poems appeared in a slim volume in 1915. They are, in effect, Ezra Pound’s English
translations/interpretations from notebooks written by the Japanese scholar Ernest Fenollosa. Pound, not
knowing any Chinese or Japanese at all, promptly created a new and somewhat complex style of translation,
as he had done with words from several other languages. The Cathay poems are primarily written by the
Chinese poet Li Po, refered to throughout these translations as Rihaku, the Japanese form of his name. ...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    Song of the Bowmen of Shu
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  2. 02
    Beautiful Toilet, The
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  3. 03
    River Song, The
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