A Break in Passing Clouds: Improvisations on Chinese Poems

By: Digby, John & Bai, Hong Ai

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These subtle improvisations on ancient Chinese verse will remind readers of the power of poetry to touch and revive the human spirit. Those who are unfamiliar with the work of these great poets will find John Digby and Hong Ai Bai to be superb guides to the recesses of the heart in this superbly crafted bi-lingual collection enlightened by their commentary. Those already conversant with its classical authors will be delighted to find in this beautiful volume a revival and reinterpretation of the longing, serenity, pain, and pleasure first expressed, long ago, in their unforgettable voices. —James P. Bednarz, author of Shakespeare and the Truth of Love The metaphors of improvisation in jazz and riffs in the introduction of A Break in Passing Clouds capture the subtle, complex, and lyrical movement from verse to commentary and history and then to striking visual images. This volume vibrates with the power of stillness and tranquility for the readers ready to hold at bay the fractured demands of modernity for a moment. —Jeffrey Portnoy, Director, Poetry Center, Georgia Perimeter College These “improvisations” on Chinese poems bring classical works to life for a new generation of English speaking readers and can help them to discover China, its history and poetic tradition. —Yongsheng Zhu, author of Reflections on Systemic Functional Linguistics (2001) and New Reflections on Systemic Functional Linguistics (2011)

Title: A Break in Passing Clouds: Improvisations on Chinese Poems

Author Name: Digby, John & Bai, Hong Ai

Illustrator: Collages by John Digby Cover design by Steven Frim

Categories: Classical, Chinese, Bilingual, Asia, Poetry & Art,

Edition: First

Publisher: Merrick, New York, USA, Cross-Cultural Communications: 2014

ISBN Number: 0893049867

ISBN Number 13: 9780893049867

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Poetry & Art

Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Seller ID: CCC982A

Keywords: Chinese, Bilingual, Poetry & Art, Asia