Carnival of Animals: XI XI's Animal Poems (Hardcover)

Carnival of Animals: XI XI's Animal Poems By XI XI XI, Fuk-Yan Ho (Editor), Jennifer Feeley (Translator) Cover Image
By XI XI XI, Fuk-Yan Ho (Editor), Jennifer Feeley (Translator)
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Most of Xi Xi's animal poems featured here are new works written during the past few years. Full of whimsical ideas, they embody the notion of "all humans are siblings, and all things are companions," brimming with warmth and compassion. These poems could be described as bright and cheerful, approachable, clever and fluid, humorous, and deep with meaning, written as though the author is able to directly communicate with animals. Overall, they serve as a voice for animals, showing that they are able to coexist equally and peacefully, resulting in a "carnival of animals." More than twenty young Hong Kong artists and illustrators have been invited to join this project, with each poem accompanied by different illustrations, their styles of illustration totally distinct, not limited to any particular form, presenting multiple heterogeneities.

This book is suitable for young readers, as well as adults who appreciate literature and art.

About the Author

Xi Xi (also known as Sai Sai), penname of Cheung Yin, was born in Shanghai in 1937. In 1950, she moved to Hong Kong. After graduating from the Grantham College of Education, she worked as a primary school teacher for several years before retiring to focus on writing full-time. Her fiction and poetry have won numerous awards throughout the world, including the Newman Prize in Chinese Literature (Poetry) at the University of Oklahoma in the United States and the Cikada Prize in Sweden in 2019. Ho Fuk-yan is a Hong Kong writer and poet. Jennifer Feeley holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures from Yale University. She has translated several books from Chinese into English, including Not Written Words: Selected Poetry of Xi Xi , which won the 2017 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789882372658
ISBN-10: 9882372651
Publisher: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
Pages: 92
Language: English