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Young Needs a Better Informant Jul 7, 2007
After discussing one of Young's "translations" with a competent scholar of Chinese literature, I found that he completely mistranslated the poem because he was ignorant of an allusion easily recognizable to anyone qualified to translate Chinese poetry.
Save your money.
She's Amazing! May 21, 2004
Her story is touching and the fact that she died so young might suggest that this poet is merely a curiosity in the rich poetic context of the late Tang. But in fact, as these sensitive and sometimes brilliant translations demonstrate, she was as good as any of her contemporaries, a poet of great range and rare sensibility. With its fine introduction, careful notes, inclusion of the originals and beautiful cover, this is a book to own and treasure, mainly for its astonishing poems!