Poetry as Everyday Life in Lu You’s Late Years

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This paper addresses Lu You's reimagining of the relationship between poetry and ordinary life in the context of the changing perceptions of poetry and poetic practices in the Southern Song. As Lu You makes poetry-writing everyday routine in his late years, the everyday became the frame and structure of his cumulative poetry collection. Thus deromanticized, poetry claims value in the realm of the ordinary, a shift that is both a departure from earlier poetry and would also be deeply incongruous with later expectations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-67
Number of pages25
JournalChinese Literature, Essays, Articles, Reviews
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


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