The Complete Cold Mountain: Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan

October 31, 2020
The Complete Cold Mountain: Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan

A fresh translation—and new envisioning—of the mostaccessible and beloved of all classic Chinese poetry.Welcome to the magical, windswept world of Cold Mountain. Thesepoems from the literary riches of China have long been celebratedby cultures of both East and West—and continue to be revered asamong the most inspiring and enduring works of poetry worldwide.This groundbreaking new translation presents the full corpus ofpoetry traditionally associated with Hanshan ("Cold Mountain") andsheds light on its origins and authorship like never before.Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt honor the contemplative Buddhistelements of this classic collection of poems while revealingHanshan's famously jubilant humor, deep love of solitude in nature,and overwhelming warmth of heart. In addition, this translationfeatures the full Chinese text of the original poems and a wealthof fascinating supplements, including traditional historicalrecords, an in-depth study of the Cold Mountain poets (herepresented as three distinct authors), and more.