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- DescriptionThe Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is the first comprehensive work of literary criticism in Chinese, and one that has been considered essential reading for writers and scholars since it was written some 1,500 years ago. A vast compendium of all that was kwn about Chinese literature at the time, it is simultaneously a taxomy and history of genres and styles and a manual for good writing. Its chapters, organized according to the I Ching, cover such topics as Choice of Style, Emotion and Literary Expression, Humor and Enigma, Spiritual Thought or Imagination, The Nourishing of Vitality, and Literary Flaws. Mind is the ideas, impressions, and emotions that take form-the carving of the dragon -in a literary work. Full of examples and delightful anecdotes drawn from Liu Hsieh's encyclopedic kwledge of Chinese literature, readers will discover distinctive concepts and standards of the art of writing that are both alien and familiar. The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is t only a summa of classical Chinese literary aesthetics but also a wellspring of advice from the distant past on how to write.
- Author BiographyLiu Hsieh (465-522) was a Chinese literary critic and a Buddhist monk in the Ting-lin Monastery. Vincent Yu-chung Shih (1902 - 2001) was the author of the Taiping Ideology: Its Sources, Interpretations, and Influences and many Chinese-language books on Confucian philosophy and Chinese aesthetics. He taught for thirty years at the University of Washington.
- Author(s)Liu Hsieh,Vincent Yu-Chung Shih
- PublisherThe Chinese University Press
- Date of Publication23/04/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationSha Tin
- Country of PublicationHong Kong
- ImprintThe Chinese University Press
- Weight544 g
- Width140 mm
- Height217 mm
- Spine142 mm
- Edition StatementMain
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