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Review: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

User Review  - Hayfa AlNuwaiser - Goodreads

A beautiful story with a wonderful imagination and visualization, this is one of my book that I'm happy I read it Read full review

Review: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

User Review  - Ivan M. - Goodreads

Han Shan (Cold Mountain) is one of the great figures of Chinese Ch'an/Taoist poetry, playful, cantankerous, rich with insight. There are several other good English renderings of his work, including by ... Read full review

Review: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

User Review  - Collin L - Goodreads

The translation is great. The notes and introductory materials provide a welcome background to the poems. Read full review

Review: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

User Review  - Shinji007 - Goodreads

There was way too much in-depth Buddhism in some of the poetry for me. It is not something I would just pick up for fun reading that is for sure. Read full review

Review: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

This is a beautiful book of Zen poetry by the legendary "Cold Mountain" a wandering Zen Poet from China. The book was translated by Red Pine, and he includes information about Hanshan and commentary ... Read full review

Review: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

User Review  - Matt Reese - Goodreads

Transported me away to an ancient time. Han Shan rules. The humor is perfect and strikes home in many ways. Read full review

Review: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

User Review  - Randal Samstag - Goodreads

One of Bill Porter's early efforts in a stunning career of translating Buddhist classics and classics of Chinese poetry. Han Shan had been partially translated before by Burton Watson and Gary Snyder ... Read full review

Review: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

User Review  - Frankie - Goodreads

Poetry is the only written word worth keeping; the rest should be shared and recycled among our lovers, brothers and sisters and children. Some of the my favorite lines from the stonewriting hermit...long may these words live and long may we live by. Read full review

Review: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

Excellent collection, decent translation notes... it's fun to imagine these poems as they were originally written, on stones, on trees, in inaccessible valleys. Read full review

Review: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

what's more awesome than poetry written by a zen lunatic on the walls of caves? that's right... not much. hahaha... pick this up. Read full review


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