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The ancient Chinese regarded the written word as a transformative force able to move heaven and earth and unite the reader with the source of all things, the Tao. The power of writing, especially poetry, is celebrated here in short texts that present both practical instruction and spiritual insight:    •  Lu Ji's essay in verse, "The Art of Writing," reveals the inner procThe ancient Chinese regarded the written word as a transformative force able to move heaven and earth and unite the reader with the source of all things, the Tao. The power of writing, especially poetry, is celebrated here in short texts that present both practical instruction and spiritual insight:    •  Lu Ji's essay in verse, "The Art of Writing," reveals the inner process every writer must go through in preparing for the creative act.    •  Sikong Tu's "Twenty-four Styles of Poetry" teaches that poets must perfect themselves internally in order to achieve perfection in what they write.    •  "Poets' Jade Splinters" contains aphoristic prescriptions and humorous anecdotes about poetry, poets, and the rules of composition. Assorted commentaries and critical evaluations focus on Chinese lyrical poetry....

Title : The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters
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ISBN : 9781570620928
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters Reviews

  • Clifford
    2019-01-04 19:36

    It's very interesting to read the writing advice from centuries and millennia past--in China. I especially enjoyed the craft tips from Lu Ji (261-303) in the book's first section.

  • Irene O'Garden
    2018-12-25 14:32

    Delicious berries of advice, reminding us that writing was as challenging for the ancients as it is for us!

  • Erica
    2019-01-09 11:29

    Wicked cute and full of beautiful imagery

  • James
    2019-01-05 12:40

    One of my very favorites!