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Chinese Erotic Poems

Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping have brought together poems about deep love and pure lust, enticement and seduction, ecstasy and disappointment. Here are poems that express need, hunger, grief, and longing—for husbands and wives and for concubines and lovers; poems by turns explicit or subtle, light-hearted or desperate, written from both men’s and women’s points of view. The editors have drawn on a wide range of sources from 600 BCE to the present, including highly literary poems, popular verse, and folk songs, as well as poems that appeared in ancient Daoist sex manuals, in classical novels of the Ming Dynasty, and in collections of erotic prints. The result is a dazzling array of voices that speak the universal language of desire.

By: Tony Barnstone
Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library (October 16, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307265676
ISBN-13: 978-0307265678
Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.7 x 6.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

$14.95




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