Sleepless Nights: Verses for the Wakeful Wen-siang

ISBN: 9781556432002

Published: May 16th 1995

Paperback

120 pages


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Sleepless Nights: Verses for the Wakeful  by  Wen-siang

Sleepless Nights: Verses for the Wakeful by Wen-siang
May 16th 1995 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 120 pages | ISBN: 9781556432002 | 9.47 Mb

Nearly 800 years ago, pagan Mongol tribes from the Central Asian steppes broke upon the ancient civiliations of Asia like a tidal wave, unleashing a whirlwind of destructive fury with unprecedented force. Through this holocaust wandered a loneMoreNearly 800 years ago, pagan Mongol tribes from the Central Asian steppes broke upon the ancient civiliations of Asia like a tidal wave, unleashing a whirlwind of destructive fury with unprecedented force.

Through this holocaust wandered a lone buddhist poet, a pacifist and feminist, a former politcal prisoner and a lifelong exile and sojourner in his own homeland. Wen-siangs poetry caputres the pathos of his time with exquisite sensitivity and tragic beauty, illuminating its harvest of both human suffering and hope.Sleepless Nights gives voice to a people groaning under the weight of history--the conscripts and peasants, the women and families, the refugees adrft in a land torn by conflict. Among the greatest masterpieces of secular Buddhist poetry, here translated into English for the first time , these verses mock the folly of tyrants and celebrate the indomitability of life.



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