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Poems of the Late Tang

A.C. Graham: Poems of the Late Tang.

Graham was a noted scholar of Warring States-era philosophical texts. Some of the translations in this little book, first published by Penguin in the 1960s, strike me as among the most beautiful ones that I have come across. (I’ll have to check, but I seem to recall reading that Roger Waters quoted or alluded to Graham’s versions on one of the early Pink Floyd albums.)