得其深遠宕逸之神-沈德潛《唐詩別裁集》李白詩歌選評研究

Translated title of the contribution: Selection and Critique of Li Bai's Poetry in Shen Deqian's Tangshi Biecai Ji

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

In the preface to his Tangshi biecai ji (唐詩別裁集Anthology of Tang Poetry), Shen Deqian 沈德潛 clearly states that his standard for selecting poetry for inclusion in the collection is the poetry of Li Bai 李白 and Du Fu 杜甫. It is well established that Shen Deqian regards Du Fu's poetry as a model of tactful, indirect criticism. His comments on Li Bai's poetry and reasons for his selection, however, are not well studied. Shen Deqian highly praises the way Li Bai euphemistically expresses his deepest emotions in his poetry. There are three key points with respect to Shen's discussion of the form of Li Bai's poetry. First, he includes more of Li Bai's seven-syllable quatrains (七言絕句) in the anthology than of any other poet because he feels that Li Bai is best able express his deepest emotions vividly and concisely, which is considered to be a goal of all poets. Second , though Li Bai's regulated verse (律詩) is often not antithetical or resembles prose, Shen Deqian nevertheless accepts Li's approach and considers it another form of regulated verse . Third, Li Bai's old-style poetry (古體詩) is a prime example of the wild and unconstrained style praised by Shen.

Translated title of the contributionSelection and Critique of Li Bai's Poetry in Shen Deqian's Tangshi Biecai Ji
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)229-258
Number of pages30
Journal漢學研究學刊 = Journal of Sinological Studies
Volume32
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Selection and Critique of Li Bai's Poetry in Shen Deqian's Tangshi Biecai Ji'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this