The August Sleepwalker: Poetry by Bei Dao - PDF and EPUB eBook
First published in the US in 1990, the year after the uprising of Chinese students at Tiananmen Square, The August Sleepwalker...
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Details of The August Sleepwalker: Poetry
- Exact title of the book
- The August Sleepwalker: Poetry
- Book author
- Bei Dao
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 140 pages
- April 17th 2001 by New Directions
- File size (in PDF)
- 560 kB
Some brief overview of book
First published in the US in 1990, the year after the uprising of Chinese students at Tiananmen Square, The August Sleepwalker collects all the early poetry of Bei Dao, China's premier poet, now living in exile. The August Sleepwalker is an extremely popular book (30,000 copies sold in China in one month) which was quickly banned by the Chinese government. The collection includes all of the poems Bei Dao published between 1970 and 1986.
Bei Dao has lived in exile since the Tiananmen Incident. He is widely esteemed as one of contemporary China's most significant writers. His work is experimental, and subjective, while remaining passionately engaged in the individual's response to a disordered world.