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Hinton, David 1954-

Works: 76 works in 295 publications in 2 languages and 11,220 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  War films  Epic films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Poetry  Sacred books  Quotations 
Roles: Translator, Author, Director, Editor, Restager , Film editor, Performer, pma, Producer
Classifications: BL1900.L3, 299.51482
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Most widely held works about David Hinton
Most widely held works by David Hinton
Gone with the Wind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction. This sweeping Civil War-era drama romance won an impressive 10 Academy Awards, and its immortal characters Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley, Melanie, Mammy and Prissy populate an epic story of enduring appeal across generations
Tao te ching by Laozi( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is not only the single most important text in Chinese spirituality, it is probably the most influential spiritual text in human history. In the past, virtually all translations of this text have been produced either by sinologists having little poetic facility in English, or writers having no ability to read the original Chinese. David Hinton's fluency in ancient Chinese and his award-winning poetic ability combine both of these essential qualifications. Together, they allow a breathtaking new translation that reveals how remarkably current and even innovative this text is after 2500 years. This volume is the last in a series of translations presenting the four central masterworks of ancient Chinese thought : Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, The Analects, and Mencius."--Back cover
The four Chinese classics : Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, Mencius by David Hinton( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the mid-nineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single translator. Hinton's award-winning experience translating a wide range of ancient Chinese poets makes these books sing in English as never before. But these new versions are not only inviting and immensely readable, they also apply much-needed consistency to key philosophical terms in these texts, lending structural links and philosophical rigor heretofore unavailable in English. Breathing new life into these originary classics, Hinton's new translations will stand as the definitive texts for our era. Perhaps the most broadly influential spiritual text in human history, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the source of Taoist philosophy, which eventually developed into Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. Equally influential in the social sphere, Confucious' Analects is the source of social wisdom in China. The Chuang Tzu is the wild and wacky prose complement to the Tao Te Ching. And with its philosophical story-telling, the Menicius adds depth and complexity to Confucius' vision
Mountain home : the wilderness poetry of ancient China by Wang Wei( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents English translations of works by nineteen poets representative of China's rivers-and-mountains tradition, covering a period that ranges from the fifth through the thirteenth century, and includes introductions that trace the development of the genre
The selected poems of Li Po by Bai Li( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li Po (A.D. 701-762) lived in T'ang Dynasty China, but his influence has spanned the centuries: the pure lyricism of his poems has awed readers in China and Japan for over a millennium, and through Ezra Pound's translations, Li Po became central to the modernist revolution in the West. His work is suffused with Taoism and Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism, but these seem not so much spiritual influences as the inborn form of his life
The selected poems of Wang Wei by Wei Wang( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wang Wei (701-761 C.E.) is often spoken of, with his contemporaries Li Po and Tu Fu, as one of the three greatest poets in China's 3,000-year poetic tradition. Of the three, Wang was the consummate master of the short imagistic landscape poem that came to typify classical Chinese poetry. He developed a nature poetry of resounding tranquility wherein deep understanding goes far beyond the words on the page--a poetics that can be traced to his assiduous practice of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. But in spite of this philosophical depth, Wang is not a difficult poet. Indeed, he may be the most immediately appealing of China's great poets, and in Hinton's masterful translations he sounds utterly contemporary. Many of his best poems are incredibly concise, composed of only twenty words, and they often turn on the tiniest details: a bird's cry, a splinter of light on moss, an egret's wingbeat. Such imagistic clarity is not surprising since Wang was also one of China's greatest landscape painters (see cover illustration). This is a breathtaking poetry, one that in true Zen fashion renders the ten thousand things of this world in such a way that they empty the self even as they shimmer with the clarity of their own self-sufficient identity."--Publisher's website
The selected poems of Tu Fu by Fu Du( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected poems of T'ao Ch'ien by Qian Tao( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T'ao Ch'ien, (365 - 427, C.E.), one of the most revered poets in classical Chinese literature, is presented in a lucid translation with an introduction. Includes "Substance, Shadow, and Spirit" as recommended in the Wheatley Portfolio of the CCSS Curriculum Maps
The late poems of Meng Chiao by Jiao Meng( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But, in spite of Meng's significance, this is the first volume of his poetry to appear in English. After his retirement, Meng developed the innovative poetry translated in this book. His late work is singular not only for its bleak introspection and "avant-garde" methods, but also for its dimensions: in a tradition typified by the short lyric poem, this work is made up entirely of large poetic sequences
Mencius by Mencius( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ancient text records the teachings of Mencius (4th C. B.C.E.), the second originary sage in the Confucian tradition, which has shaped Chinese civilization for over two thousand years. In a culture that makes no distinction between those realms we call the heart and the mind, Mencius was the great thinker of the heart, and it was he who added the profound inner dimensions to the Confucian vision
Classical Chinese poetry : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of nearly five hundred classical Chinese poems edited and translated into English by David Hinton
Forms of distance by Pei Tao( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bilingual collection of poems by a Chinese dissident. "The world's agents of freedom / entered me into their computer / an alien voice sneaking into the dictionary / a dissident / perhaps a form of distance from the world." By the author of Old Snow
The selected poems of Po Chü-I by Juyi Bai( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Po Chu-i (772-846 C.E.) is the quintessential Chinese poet. For although clear thought and depth of wisdom inform the work of all major Chinese poets (as opposed to the complexity and virtuosity often valued in the West), Po makes clarity itself his particular vision
I Ching : the book of change by David Hinton( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a radically new translation and interpretation of the I Ching, David Hinton strips this ancient Chinese masterwork of the usual apparatus and discovers a deeply poetic and philosophical text. Teasing out an elegant vision of the cosmos as ever-changing yet harmonious, Hinton reveals the seed from which Chinese philosophy, poetry, and painting grew. Although it was and is widely used for divination, the I Ching is also a book of poetic philosophy, deeply valued by artists and intellectuals, and Hinton's translation restores it to its original lyrical form."
The mountain poems of Meng Hao-jan by Haoran Meng( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meng Hao-jan (689-740 C.E.) is generally considered to be one of China's most important poets, but there has never been an edition of his work in English. Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism was coming to maturity and becoming widely practiced among the intelligentsia of China. Ch'an not only clarified anew the spiritual ecology of early Taoist thought, it also emphasized the old Taoist idea that deep understanding lies beyond words. In poetry, this gave rise to a much more distilled language, especially in its concise imagism, which opened new inner depths, non-verbal insights, and outright enigma. It was i
The mountain poems of Hsieh Ling-yün by Lingyun Xie( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape over zero by Bei Dao( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the sky's edge : poems 1991-1996 by Beidao( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gone with the Wind
Tao te chingMountain home : the wilderness poetry of ancient ChinaThe selected poems of Li PoThe selected poems of Wang WeiThe selected poems of Tu FuThe selected poems of T'ao Ch'ienThe late poems of Meng ChiaoMencius
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