The author begins with a biography exploring the moral and aesthetic implications of Wu's life as a guest-poet" patronized by officials and aristocrats, and continues with a reconstruction of the historical and literary context needed for modern readers to grasp his poetic techniques.
Originally published in 1987.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- CONTENTS, pg. vii
- PREFACE, pg. ix
- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, pg. xiii
- Chapter 1. Biography, pg. 1
- Chapter 2. The Art of Southern Song Ci, pg. 32
- Chapter 3. The Poetry of Wu Wenying: Major Themes and Subgenres, pg. 78
- Chapter 4. Critical Views, pg. 162
- Glossary, pg. 177
- Bibliography, pg. 181
- Index, pg. 189