First published in 1946.
Here in one volume is a collection of Arthur Waley's translations of Chinese poetry. The book includes some poems from The Book of Songs and 170 Chinese Poems, More Translations and The Temple. Some old translations have been revised and new notes and explanatory material added.
'A book full of beautiful things, with an admirable foreword.' - The Daily Mail
'…he accommodates the deep with the trivial; he delicately, coolly enchants…' - The New Statesman