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By William McNaughton, Lenore Mayhew

Those attractive and unique poems are made on hand to Western readers in a translation that fuses the imagery of age-old China with a supple, full of life smooth idiom. This translation (with explanatory notes) permits Western readers to know the sensitivity, grace, and poetic ability that make the Tzu Yeh poems probably the most vital inventive contributions in their time.

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Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture (New York: Pantheon Books, Bollingen Series LXIV, 1959), 247. 13. Donald Keene, Japanese Literature (New York: Grove Press, 1955), 28, 29. 14. Frances Densmore, Chippewa Music (Minneapolis: Ross & Haines, 1973), 15. 15. Gerald Vizenor, Summer in the Spring: Ojibwe Lyric Poems and Tribal Stories (Minneapolis: Nodin Press, 1965), 23, 29. Frances Densmore, Chippewa Music. 16. Frances Densmore, Chippewa Customs (Minneapolis: Ross & Haines, 1970), 78, 79. 17. François Jullien, The Propensity of Things (New York: Zone Books, 1999), 11, 139, 140, 267.

Daisetz T. Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture (New York: Pantheon Books, Bollingen Series LXIV, 1959), 247. 13. Donald Keene, Japanese Literature (New York: Grove Press, 1955), 28, 29. 14. Frances Densmore, Chippewa Music (Minneapolis: Ross & Haines, 1973), 15. 15. Gerald Vizenor, Summer in the Spring: Ojibwe Lyric Poems and Tribal Stories (Minneapolis: Nodin Press, 1965), 23, 29. Frances Densmore, Chippewa Music. 16. Frances Densmore, Chippewa Customs (Minneapolis: Ross & Haines, 1970), 78, 79. 17.

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