|Du Fu (杜甫)|
Thare are na contemporaneous portraits o Du Fu;
this is a later airtist's impression.
|Died||770 (aged 59)|
Du Fu (Wade-Giles: Tu Fu; Cheenese: 杜甫; pinyin: Dù Fǔ; 712–770) wis a prominent Cheenese poet o the Tang Dynasty. Alang wi Li Bai (Li Bo), he is frequently cried the greatest o the Cheenese poets. His greatest ambeetion wis tae serve his kintra as a successful ceevil servant, but he proved unable tae mak the necessary accommodations. His life, lik the whole kintra, wis devastatit bi the An Lushan Rebellion o 755, an his last 15 years wur a time o almaist constant unrest.
Althou ineetially he was little-kent tae ither writers, his wirks came tae be hugely influential in baith Cheenese an Japanese leeterary cultur. O his poetic writin, nearly fifteen hundred poems hae been preserved ower the ages. He haes been cried the "Poet-Historian" an the "Poet-Sage" bi Cheenese critics, while the range o his wirk haes allaeed him tae be introduced tae Wastren readers as "the Cheenese Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Shakespeare, Milton, Burns, Wordsworth, Béranger, Hugo or Baudelaire".
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- Ebrey, 103.
- Hung, 1.