Before and since his enforced exile, Yang Lian has been one of the most innovative and influential poets in China. Unlike his contemporaries from the heady days of the Beijing Spring in the late 1970s - most of whom have either retreated into a very private poetry or stopped writing altogether - Yang Lian has gone on to forge a complex poetry whose themes are the search for a Yeatsian mature wisdom, the accommodation of modernity within the ancient and book-haunted Chinese tradition, and a rapprochement between the literatures of East and West.
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Yang Lian is rightly one at the forefront of modern Chinese poetry, and the collected works in this edition demonstrate this. A daring Modernist, in Where the Sea Stands Still the themes of a search ... Read full review
Spring or a rivers pain in your love
Dreams or each rivers third bank
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