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Author Ljang-bu, 1963-

Title The nine-eyed agate : poems and stories / Jangbu ; translated by Heather Stoddard
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 188 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in modern Tibetan culture
Studies in modern Tibetan culture.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; ""Destruction and Creation"": Preface to Jangbu's Collected Writings: Essays; The Nine-Eyed Agate; Part One: Selections from the Nine-Eyed Agate; Searching; The Poet; Lotus; Three Verses on the Eight-Petalled Lotus; How I See Things Today; Our Tomorrows; The Waterwheel; Question; The Other Face; Above & Below; Harm; Conscience Clearing; One Afternoon Oppressed by Pain; Can this Great Boat Carry us to the other Side?; The Uninvited Guest; Two Things Hard to Find; You All; But; The Whittling
Formless BladeThe Act; Lhasa; The Present; Agate-1; Agate-2; Three Animal Stories; The Lamb; The Pheasant and the Chicken; He Who Died in a Trap; Motes; My Tibet; An Idea of a Wife; Dream; All There Is; The High Place; Leftovers; One Day; The Woman Prisoner; The Owl; Joke; The Three: Sun, Moon, and Stars; Playing My Own Tune; Missive Offered to the City Municipality on Behalf of the People; Many Hands; Wine; Mother, I Am Afraid; Norbu, Beloved Jewel; One Flower; Agate-3; Agate-4; Agate-5; Agate-6; Agate-8; Agate-9; The Secret; Goddess; An Unbearable Spring; Each Person; Semarkar; My Dream
Peeling the SkinLiving Together; Reflections-Tongue in Cheek-On Poetry; Translator's Notes; Part Two: Other Selected Poems; Jottings on the Prairie; A Day at the Races; Your Happiness is Mine too; The Leaves of a Maple Tree; Little Red Fox; The Thigh-Bone Trumpet Player; The City; When You Returned; Play on Body Grammar; Wife; Exhaustion; Practicing Sky Burial; Jangbu the (Silent) Smithy; Earring of the Night; One Kind of Worry; The Current; Meditation Cave; Sacrifice; The West; Appearance-Emptiness; 10 x Me: Many True & Mocking Words about I Myself; Another Me; A Bunch of Images; White Foal
The Qinghai Tibetan News and ITranslator's Notes; Appendix 1: Publication Credits; Appendix 2: Tibetan Spellings; About the Author; About the Translator
The River and the BridgePrince. Eagle.; Going Home; Listening to the Snow; ""Ma la y a""-Praise to the Mother (An Acrostic Poem); Looking at Myself; Pigeon; The Path · Love; An Old Ruined Fort; The Reason Why the Wild Yak Died; The Third Eye; Thigh-Bone Trumpet; The World and Human Beings; You Can Set Me Alight; Melody: A Dirge to Döndrup Gyel (1952-1985); Translator's Notes; Part Three: Selected Stories; Darkness; -Dream; -For Real; Soul Born of a Scapula; The Tale of the Golden Fish; Lhasa Moon, Lhasa Dawa; The Lamp; A Prose Poem: The Bride of Speech; Fantasy; The Thing; Odd Boots
Summary The Nine-Eyed Agate is an overview of poetry and prose written between 1984 and 2002 by one of Tibet's most well known contemporary authors and intellectuals, Jangbu. Illustrated by his original sketches and covering a broad spectrum, the author evokes nomadic life, love and betrayal, social upheaval, political satire and mystical revelation. Experimenting with language and genre, his writing ranges from the "obscure" post-Cultural Revolution style to recent pithy read-between-the-lines statements
Notes Translated from Tibetan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Ljang-bu, 1963- -- Translations into English.
Form Electronic book
Author Stoddard, Heather.
LC no. 2010022262
ISBN 1283614723
1461662680 (electronic bk.)
9781461662686 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 2010