Mi-Lou: Poetry and the Labyrinth of Desire
Owen (Chinese and comparative literature, Harvard) explores issues of love poetry in Chinese and Western poetry. He argues that comparisons need cross cultures and time periods. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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