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David Hinton

David Hinton has published numerous books of poetry and essays, and many translations of classical Chinese poetry and philosophy. These translations have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary texts that convey the literary texture and philosophical density of the originals. This work has earned Hinton a Guggenheim Fellowship, numerous fellowships from NEA and NEH, and both of the major awards given for poetry translation in the United States: the Landon Translation Award (Academy of American Poets) and the PEN American Translation Award. The first translator in over a century to translate the five seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy—I Ching, Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, and MenciusHinton was recently given a lifetime achievement award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

  • 2009