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Flog Nine: Can You Say It In ESPERANTO?

Title: El Cina Poezio (‘Of Chinese Poetry’ ?)
Author: Prof. Saint Jules Zee (徐声越)
Year: 1980
Publisher: 中国报道社 (Zhongguo baodaoshe)
Location: Beijing, PRC

Description: Hardbound in dust jacket.

Pagination: [4] I [II] III-XIV [1-2] 3-93 [94-96] 97-135 [136-138]

Contents: Classical and modern Chinese poems translated into Esperanto.

Poems translated by Professor Saint Jules Zee (see his Wiki page–in Esperanto!–here).

The volume contains poems by classical authors such as Du Fu and Li Bai, and modern poets such as Guo Moruo (see the translation of 光海 Guanghai above), Xu Zhimo, and Wen Yiduo.

An interesting collection published in the early days of China’s ‘opening up’, reflecting China’s engagement in the Esperanto movement. Included is a post-able questionnaire (also in Esperanto) beginning ‘Kara leganto’ (‘Dear reader’). Question one: ‘Kio estas via generala impreso pri tiu ei libro?’

Illustrations: Occasional line-drawing illustrations.

Condition: Good condition. Dust jacket worn and lightly torn around edges.

Price: £15.00 / $24 (+s&h)

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Flog Four: Haiku for YOU

Title: row of pine
Year: 1994
Author: Jeffrey Winke
Publisher: Distant Thunder Press

Description: Small oblong softcover staple-bound booklet. Signed by the author.

Pagination: [1-16]

Contents: Collection of 21 haiku by Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA) poet Jeffrey Winke (I’ll Tell You SoThat Smirking Face). This small volume from the Distant Thunder Press, with its forest green and beige colour scheme, evokes nature, serenity, and what may perhaps best be described as the Free Willy aesthetic.

The haiku in the collection range from the dull:

To the suggestive:

To the disturbing:

Condition: Minor nick to upper spine. Light crease to upper corner of first page.

Price: £10 / $15.50 (+ s&h)

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