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Peter Wortsman’s new translation of Travel Pictures, Heine’s major early work, reveals a mercurial writer with a vitriolic streak, one whose comic voice is equal match to his lyricism. — Review of Contemporary Fiction
David Hinton’s many translations of ancient Chinese poetry have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary poetry. He is also the first translator in over a century to translate the four original masterworks of Chinese philosophy: Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, Mencius. He has held numerous fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1997, his work was awarded the Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. His epic poem Fossil Sky, which is printed in a fold-out map format, was published by Archipelago Books in 2004. He lives in East Calais, Vermont.