Su Shih Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Egan, Ronald C. "Poems on Paintings: Su Shih and Huang T'ing-chien." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 43, No. 2 (December 1983): 413-51.

Studies Su's poems on paintings and concludes that, "ultimately, it is … familiarity with the art form that frees Su and Huang [the other poet whose works are discussed in this article] from any sense of obligation to dwell, in their poems, on the representation itself. They are at ease with the idea of depicting reality on silk and do not feel the need to reiterate, and hence to legitimize with words, what the painter has drawn with his brush. In this respect they remain true as poets to the anti-representational stance they take.…...

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